Raipur: On the occasion of International Yoga Day, the students, staff and faculty members of IIM Raipur gathered on the grounds of the institute to celebrate the day of good health and well-being. The event was jointly organized with IIT Bhilai. Prof. Bharat Bhasker, Director, IIM Raipur and Prof. Rajat Moona, Director, IIT Bhilai addressed the participants of the event and later joined them for performing yogasans.
The event began at 6:00 am, a fresh summer morning apt for yoga. The event began with lighting of an auspicious lamp. After which Prof. Bharat Bhasker enlightened students about the necessity of good health and good lifestyle practices in this dynamic and ever demanding world. In his address, he shared that yoga is a priceless wealth of knowledge that India has shared with the rest of the world. It unifies mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment. It symbolizes cohesion between man and nature. It provides a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not just about exercise but about discovering the sense of oneness within you, the world and nature.
His address was followed by a speech on ‘Why Yoga?’ by Ms. Siddhi Sharma of Patanjali Yog center, Raipur. She shared with the students the knowledge of various yogasans and pranayams and the benefits of yoga for achieving one’s full potential. She explained that practice of yoga leads to the union of an individual consciousness with the universal consciousness. Yoga stimulates different areas of the brain and directs flow of energy into our body, which improves our physical, mental and spiritual well being. In essence, yoga is a process of creating body and mind that are stepping-stones, not hurdles, to an exuberant and fulfilling life.
After the knowledge sharing session, the IIM Raipur fraternity practiced a number of asanas, namely, Sadilaja, ChaalanKriyas, Loosening Practices, Yogaasana, Kapaalabhati, Pranayama, Dhyana (Meditation) under the expert guidance of Yoga Instructor Ms. Siddhi Sharma from Patanjali Yog Samiti, Raipur.
With a vow to incorporate yoga as a part of healthy lifestyle the students, staff and faculty of IIM Raipur ended the program on a healthy note.