International Yoga Day has been celebrated each year on June 21. Yoga originated in ancient India and is a group of physical, mental and spiritual exercises that involves mindful and controlled breathing and various body movements to rejuvenate the body and calm the mind. Claiming that yoga offers a path for sustainable living. Yoga promotes holistic wellbeing and can be practiced by anyone as it does not require any expensive gym machines. The exercise form, particularly helped people during the peak of COVID-19 pandemic. “People around the world embraced yoga to stay healthy and rejuvenated and to fight social isolation and depression during the pandemic. Yoga is also playing a significant role in the psycho-social care and rehabilitation of Covid-19 patients in quarantine and isolation. It is particularly helpful in allaying their fears and anxiety.
At SJCIT, International Yoga Day will be celebrated 21st June every year for all faculties and students for building up psycho-physiological health and managing daily stress.