AKAM - International Yoga Day on 21.06.2022 in SPSR Nellore District AP. Sri K.V.N.Chakradhar Babu, I.A.S., Collector & District Magistrate, Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore District has convened “International Yoga Day” on 21.06.2022 under “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Programme” at A.C.Subbareddy Stadium, Nellore. Sri K.V.N.Chakradhar Babu, I.A.S., has addressed the participants that, the International Day of Yoga is widely celebrated across countries on June 21 annually since 2015 in a bid to raise awareness regarding the importance and benefits of yoga. The day is observed to bring body, mind, and spirit into balance. This form of exercise which entails maintaining a specific diet, keeping a specific physical posture, and practicing breathing techniques, originated in India thousands of years ago. The Collector says that this year's International Day of Yoga's theme is ‘Yoga for Humanity’. As the world witnessed the deadly COVID-19 pandemic which has not only been difficult for our physical health, but they also had a negative impact on our mental health. Therefore, to address health issues including depression and anxiety, adapting to yoga in such a situation has become a must. Yoga is incredibly beneficial to one’s physical and mental health as it focuses on the correct functioning of the body and mind. Yoga Asanas help improve health and boost confidence and further make people become more flexible and strong. Yoga is useful to a person’s overall health as it maintains the harmony of the body, soul, and mind.
In concluding his message to the participants, the Collector says that in India Yoga has been an exercise to bring people together through kindness and compassion to develop a sense of unity and resilience. The purpose of Yoga practice is to maintain a balanced relationship between humans and nature by strengthening the values of mindfulness, moderation, discipline, and perseverance. The emergence of yoga is believed to be 5000 years old in India where Adi Yogi or Shiva is considered the first Yogi or Adi Guru who transmitted the Science of Yoga to seven legendary Sages, known as Saptarishis on the Bank of Kantisarovar in Himalaya. In Yogic science, the precious 112 ways are presented to surpass human limitations and unleash eternal potential.