The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared, June 21st annually’ as the International Day of Yoga. In South Africa, the day is commemorated on the Sunday closest to June 21st.
Yoga is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; and is a holistic approach to health and well-being. Yoga is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with ourselves, the world and nature. Yoga brings harmony in all walks of life.
To celebrate International Day of Yoga, Midlands Hindu Society will be holding a yoga programme to create an awareness about yoga and its benefits in terms of disease prevention, health promotion and management of lifestyle related disorders.
Midlands Hindu Society is very fortunate to have been able to secure local practicing physiotherapist, Omesh Somaroo to once again serve as instructor for the yoga session. With extensive experience as a physiotherapist, Omesh finds that yoga melds beautifully with physio as it offers a holistic science to enhance health and healing.
He has been practicing yoga consistently and currently teaches weekly classes at a local gym.
Midlands Hindu Society is also delighted to enjoy the support of the Msunduzi Municipality and this year’s International Day of Yoga celebration will take place at the City Hall.
The event takes place on Sunday June 16 at the City Hall from 7am-9am and everyone is invited to attend. You are encouraged to get there early, wear comfortable clothing and to bring along a Yoga mat or blanket to the event.
Come and be part of a world-wide initiative. Participation is FREE with free T-shirts for all participants courtesy of the Sivananda World Peace Foundation. Light refreshments will be served after the program.
With Sunday being a three-fold celebration of International Day of Yoga, Youth Day and Father’s Day let’s begin the day by taking charge of our health and well-being before we embark on the celebrations for the day. For more information contact Pta Devika Ramesar on 084 416 7808 or Sherry Mahabeer on 083 597 4854.