Coimbatore: Spiritual head and founder of Isha Foundation will celebrate the International Yoga Day (IYD), which is observed on June 21, with the officers and families of the Indian Armed Forces at the Floating Dock of the Indian Navy in Port Blair at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Sadhguru will be joined by Commander-in-Chief, Andaman & Nicobar command, vice admiral Bimal Verma, the foundation said. As part of the celebrations and with the aim to induct individuals into practicing yoga, the foundation will conduct yoga sessions for the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard personnel and their families.
Isha Hatha Yoga teachers, trained by Sadhguru, will conduct yoga sessions for the troops at Minnie Bay, Haddo and Birchgunj in Port Blair. In the two sessions as many as 1,000 personnel and families of the Indian Armed Forces will attend and learn Isha Upa-yoga, a simple yet powerful set of practices that activate joints, muscles and energy centers bringing ease to the whole system. Isha Foundation has declared 'Yoga for Soldiers' as theme for the fifth International Yoga Day celebrations this year. Meanwhile, in a press release, Mata Amritanandamayi conveyed her message on International Yoga Day. “Yoga is the means of realising the infinite potential within by properly training and integrating the body, mind and intellect. Yoga helps us become more efficient in day-to-day life as well. It enhances our health, sense of wellbeing and sensitivity to universal values. Indeed, in the present times, which are characterised by lifestyle diseases and tension, yoga has become a real boon to humankind. For these reasons, the relevance and popularity of yoga are increasing every day. Every Indian can take pride in the fact that yoga originated and blossomed in the
soil of India.”