Monday, October 5, 2009

Yoga Camp for Students

With a motive to help the students in maintaining the integrity of their health in a heavily burdened and stressed academics environment and to inculcate the Yogic culture amid the younger generation, NSS IIT Roorkee organized a three day Yoga Camp at the Khosla International House Faculty Club(from 19th September to 21st September). More than 200 students participated wherein they learnt Pranayama- the breathing control exercise which develops a steady mind, strong will-power, and sound judgement along with numerous Asanas of which mostly Shava Asana, Utrasana, Padmasana, Simhasana, Vajrasana and Hasyasana were practised.

Starting at 6:15 in the morning every day the one and a half hour session was presided over by a trained professional from Patanjali Yogpeeth as the yoga teacher. The presence of Dr. Puri, Dr. V.K. Katiyar, Dr. Smita Jha, Mrs. Puri and Mrs. Katiyar during the camp was a source of motivation for the students. They elucidated the advantages of yoga by relating the benefits they garnered by practising the art. Dr. Katiyar said that an hour of yogic exercise everyday reduces the need of sleep and keeps body and mind energetic throughout the day. Seeing the enthusiasm of the students another three day yoga camp would be organised in the coming month.