Yoga Day 2018 - Promoting Holistic Wellness through Yoga Practices | Integral University Lucknow


25 Jun, 2018 | Facebook Twitter Email |

Educationalists and Students mustered at the Integral lawns for a session of peace, unity and wellbeing on the World Yoga day.

In today’s fast-paced hi-tech world, health is always at stake. People are consumed by the activities they do to learn, earn the living and survive. University life can too send a whirlpool of new thoughts and experiences through their life, mind and emotions. Thus, the techniques these professors and scholars opt, to manage all this greatly determine the level of success both in and out of the classroom. The common complaint of not having enough time to do physical exercises and sometimes the daily work draining out all the energy, are to be blamed for making an individual their lethargic best. It has indeed become crucial to prioritize and take care of the physical and mental health. And that is when Yoga is a one in all remedy.

Integral University realizes the utmost importance of this ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice of Yoga and celebrated the International Day of Yoga in the early morning hours of 21st June at the University Main Lawns, joining the initiative by the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. The event was coordinated by the Integral Sports Academy.

The University avidly invited faculty, Staff, students and their families to be a part of this hearty beginning towards better lifestyle.

The international Yoga day was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and since 2015 has been observed and celebrated world over to promote the importance of Yoga and how it helps in the betterment of our life by doing yoga and meditation. June 21 was chosen as the international yoga day as the date is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world.

Yoga is an ancient physical and spiritual discipline and branch of philosophy that originated in India reportedly more than 5,000 years ago that increases flexibility, strengthens muscles, centers thoughts and relaxes and calms the body.

It uses asanas (postures), focused concentration on specific body parts, and pranayama (breathing techniques) to integrate the body with mind and mind with soul.

It uses asanas (postures), focused concentration on specific body parts, and pranayama (breathing techniques) to integrate the body with mind and mind with soul.
Yoga focuses on the mind by teaching how to concentrate on specific parts of the body. For instance, the instructor at the Integral lawns asked the participants to let go of any thoughts prevailing in the mind and have their body sink into the floor followed by the deep focus on just the spine to erase the aches and pains and rejuvenating the body. It is said that the body awareness keeps the mind-body connection sharp and doesn't allow time for the constant subconscious worries like the exam pressure or what to have for dinner or the presentation at the office, hassle a person. Instead, the focus is internal, between the head and the body.

Yoga also uses controlled breathing as a way to merge the mind, body, and spirit. The controlled breathing helps focus on a muscle that is working, slows down the heart rate, calms the mind, and leads to a deep, inner calm and sense of relaxation.

While the scholars and faculty had taken this yoga session amidst their summer break with an assurance to continue it in their daily schedule for a healthy happy lifestyle.

The lush green early morning yoga experience at the Integral University lawns had refreshing benefits that certainly extended way beyond the mat.