International Day of Yoga is observed on 21st June every year to spread awareness about the importance and effects of yoga on the health of the people. This year’s theme is “Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family”.
“The word ‘yoga‘ is derived from Sanskrit which means to join or to unite. Yoga is a mind and body practice with a 5,000-year history in ancient Indian philosophy. We Indians are fortunate as this is the land where yoga and Buddhism were born”, says yoga guru Ramya Vasanth
“Though Coronavirus threat has kept everyone indoors, but it definitely won’t dampen our spirits. We shall move on with mass yoga practices through online live classes. PM Mod has urged people to observe the day from the confines of their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, says Yoga guru Ramya Vasanth
Ramya Vasanth has been disciple of Yog guru Sakti Narayanan. Based in Bengaluru, Ramya Vasanth has been a Karnataka State level Yoga Champion. As an experienced trainer, with the lockdown, Ramya has seen a sharp increase in students approaching her for online classes. Today, she has trained more than 800 students around the globe.
“People in the western countries are fascinated by our ancient Indian form of practice. More and more youngsters from the western countries want to learn yoga. Many of the yoga enthusiasts are all set to roll out their mats in the safety of their homes to perform on livestream to mark the International Day of Yoga
,” says Ramya.
Yoga is a spiritual discipline and has assumed worldwide significance after UN declaration that June 21 shall be celebrated as International Yoga Day. “ Yoga is beyond the physical, the breath, the mind, and emotional feelings become the focus and you begin to realize the poses are just tools. That’s why Yoga has an universal appeal. In this pandemic situation, immunity-building is the only preventive measure. Breathing exercises like pranayama and anulom-vilom can boost the immunity” Says Ramya
When modern science is so advanced, more and more people with different health issues approach Ramya in Bengaluru.
“ Today, most of the people come to me for their health problems like PCOD, diabetes, High BP etc. People have realised that allopathy only has temporary solution and it is only yoga that can cure a person permanently”
Ramya Vasanth leaves a message for the younger generation. She strongly feels that the younger generation is a pressurised lot due to huge competition. Due to this, the youngsters today are mentally weak and vulnerable. She suggests that every parent should introduce yoga to their children just as they are introduced to various subjects. This can make them grow as better human beings.