Pune: With great enthusiasm, Indian Army units of Headquarter Southern Command stationed in Pune participated whole heartedly in the “8th International Yoga Day” event on 21 Jun 22. Centralised Yoga Asanas were performed as per the laid down “Common Yoga Protocol” at Milkha Singh Sports Complex, Pune. Large number of Officers, Junior Commissioned officers and Other ranks participated. Families and children also took part in the event.
Indian Army has recognised the importance of this centuries old practice of Yoga as an effective stress buster and an alternative physical regime. It encourages its soldiers to learn and adopt various yogic techniques to improve mental concentration at work and develop a positive outlook in life. Soldiers participating in various sports and competitions have shown better result once yoga has been formally coopted into their curriculum. The families and dependents of the soldiers are also bring actively encourage to practice and adopt yoga into their daily lives. Yoga is becoming a part of the daily regime of our soldiers and benefiting them immensely.