Sunday, June 25, 2017

Stretching and twisting

Nothing like seeing the youngsters taking an interest in Yoga. 

International Yoga day was celebrated last Wednesday and the participants were  a mix of the elderly and young ones. 

For those who could not sit on the floor, special chairs were provided. 

Stretching is one of those basic body movements that we forget to do on a daily basis. 

And the same goes for twisting. With proper guidance from the instructors, practically all could do it well. 

Some exercises work well with the help of a partner. While performing there is also a sense of “helping each other” 

While doing the “vrikshasan” alone, your raised palm goes only up to the top of your head, whereas while doing it with a partner your palm moves further by which there is a good stretch on the side ribs. 

The eye exercise is very relevant especially in the present era of computer screens 

I captured the complete program in a video of 16 minutes, but had to break it up in parts to send it across in 1.5 min capsules through WhatsApp. (the latest mode of communication for all) 

On the whole a good experience. My recommendation - make Yoga a daily habit.


Shalet Jimmy said...

I believe in Yoga. I have learned it for 2 years.It has done wonders. But I am sad that I don't practise it now. I Just want to begin at the earliest.


Unknown said...

Love yoga and hate to miss a mea feeling of missing something. .doctors say yoga has helped me recover from my surgeries.. hence want to do a lot of yoga and thank Rashmi.Norein and Avni for being such excellent teachers and so patient and guiding us well..A big THANK YOU.

Linda said...

How nice to see people of all ages practicing Yoga! It is known to be very therapeutic, both for mental and physical health.

Shoyeb Ahmed said...

Loved to see young and old together doing YOGA. Wish I could have been a part of the session. Now it is essential to have YOGA atleast twice a week. May Allah give good health to all of us in India. Best luck.

Poppy said...

It is so true: we forget to stretch, don't we? Then, we wonder why we are so stiff every morning. Thanks for the mini yoga lesson!


DUTA said...

Your pictures are a wonderful display of yoga exercises. Yoga is for all ages, genders and bodies. It helps create harmony and balance between body, mind, soul - hence its great importance as a way of life. said...

I got an injury and the doctor told me, no Yoga, but I ignored him and my wonderful instructor gave me movements to suit my condition. I am so glad I continued.
Love this post. very inspiring.

Sujatha Sathya said... is really good. I have done it on and off due to time constraints

Inspiring pics

Barbara said...

Lovely to see young and old enjoying Yoga, I‘ve never tried it myself but would like to.

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

I've never tried yoga but it's never too late I guess. Thank you for the inspiration!

Marco Luijken said...

Nice p[ictures of all these human.
They have much pleasure to do this.

Greetings, Marco

CAntony said...

Very nice post. As always, the pictures are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Dear Joe,
Thanks a lot! Really inspiring. Our modern living has minimized our body movement and stretching. To keep oneself fit, Yoga will surely help.
Kind Regards
S A Bhosle

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely to see all ages enjoying yoga.
It's something I would like to try, but haven't yet!

All the best Jan

Cloudia said...

Thank you for these fine shots!

magiceye said...

Well captured and captioned!

Liz A. said...

Looks like a great class.

Arti said...

It's so inspiring to see the kids taking up yoga and exercises so well!

orvokki said...

These people looks so happy. The photos are very lovely.

Alicia said...

Such beautiful people! Great photographs and so nice to see young people involved and men as well. I checked out the video and it was very inspiring. I've always wanted to try Yoga!

Anonymous said...

The seriousness of the participants has been beautifully captured by Joe Zach, and all the exercises supervised makes Yoga so enjoyable, and an exceptionally good exercise - Ivan D'Souza