Want to be part of International Day of Yoga? This is what you may do

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Tomorrow is International Day of Yoga.

The mass performance of the Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) – one of the most popular Yoga programmes across the world – will remain at the heart of the International Day of Yoga (IDY) like always, but this year it will be observed in a non-congregative manner.

Yoga is an invaluable ancient Indian practice with numerous benefits to both physical and mental health. Given the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic including restrictions on the movement of people and a slowdown in economic activity, the benefits offered by Yoga have become especially important for physical and mental wellbeing.. Of particular importance are its proven benefits on general health and immunity enhancement, along with its globally accepted role as a stress buster.

Therefore, you and your family are requested to join thousands of others on this day from your respective homes by doing the 45-minute long CYP drill at 7.00 am IST on June 21. It is designed to be easily followed by the majority of the people irrespective of age and gender, and can be learnt through simple training sessions, even through online classes (individuals facing health issues are advised to consult a physician before taking up Yoga practice)..

To make the observation of IDY at home possible, the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, and other stakeholders have been running multiple training programmes on Yoga and CYP. You may follow the Ministry’s social media handles for additional details. If you are already trained in CYP, please start teaching the same to your family members, said PN Ranjit Kumar, joint secretary, Ministry of Ayush.