In an informative and illustrative feature story in The Times of India TimesPlus Yoga & Fitness . detailing the International Yoga Day activities of ashrams and yoga centers in Haridwar and Rishikesh, President of Parmarth Niketan HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Acharya Bal Krishna of Patanjali Yogpeeth and other imminent yoga experts and practitioners offered commentary and insights explaining that yoga is not just a practice, it’s a lifestyle that provides, not just flexibility and balance to the body, but harmony in life.
Pujya Swamiji shared about this harmony when detailing activities at Parmarth Niketan, stating that “This year, as Ganga Dussehra and Yoga Day occurred concurrently, the Ashram showcased the Yoga session by planting trees, pledging for conservation, environmental preservation and inspiring others to live in harmony with mother Earth. Karma Yoga, and ongoing services for Covid Care and Covid Relief were also held.”
International Yoga Day was conceived and presented to the United Nations General Assembly by the Hon’ble PMO India, Shri Narendra Modiji, in 2014, and – under the auspices of the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India – continues to motivate and raise awareness about the benefits of yoga to balance psychological and emotional health in people worldwide.