Yoga has been preserved by its vitality since time immemorial. It is now being wholeheartedly accepted across the world and is recognised for its healing and transforming properties. As the world is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, Yoga is gaining popularity now more than ever for its proven procedures in the field of holistic health.
This year, honouring the seventh International Yoga Day, all the released inmates and Antarkranti volunteers came together through video conferencing to practice Yoga. A one-hour event was organised on 21st June by Antarkranti, a Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan initiative, starting at 6 in the morning. The event witnessed the virtual presence of 25 enthusiastic participants along with their families.
“Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life.”
Most people lead a stress-ridden life, controlled by the mind, and suffer from the chaos created by it. The stresses faced by participants, the released inmates, are even higher due to the immense challenges encountered during the rehabilitation and social reintegration process. It is imperative to learn to connect with one's breath, disconnect from the mind, and find peace within. Yoga has been instrumental in achieving this and has been taught and preached to them during their prison terms.
The occasion offered an opportunity to the participants to renew their experience of practicing Yoga and motivating others to understand the importance of regular practice.