Healthy Body… Healthy Mind…
To mark and celebrate International Yoga Day on 21st June, 2020 Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur organised a week-long Yoga and pranayama sessions for Holistic health and Wellness from 16th to 21st June, 2020 for staff members of Pillai HOC College of Arts, Science & Commerce.
A team of three faculty members, who are ardent Yoga practitioners, recorded theme wise videos for every day of the week. The schedule included ‘10-Minute Morning Routine’, ‘Hasta Mudras’, ‘Yoga to Relieve Menstrual Cramps (only for female staff)’, ‘Chair Yoga’, ‘Yoga to Boost Immunity’ & ‘Pranayam for Stress Management’. The sessions of around sixty minutes each, were conducted every day on Gmeet. On the last day, which was International Yoga day, i.e. 21st June, 2020; all the staff members took #Yogachallenge where every staff member had to post a snap of any of the asanas taught during the week. The event was well received and was quite engaging and interactive. All the videos were later shared with everyone so that they could design a 20-min daily routine of Yoga and Pranayam for themselves based on their time, capacity and level.
SIBC in association with Pillai College of Education and Research, Chembur launched its 21 days Yoga: Wellness for Women programme on 1st June, 2020. In this initiative, the Yoga sessions is broadcasted on YouTube everyday and later a quiz on basic understanding of Yoga is also shared with the participants in the form of a Google Form. This enabled the participants to practice Yoga at their time and space and gain basic knowledge of Yoga. This initiative aimed at Wellness for Women and Girls especially during this period of Lockdown and staying at Home, with busy work and home schedule a personal time for fitness, mediation and relaxation is often neglected. These sessions helped them to bounce back to rejuvenate and revitalise themselves.
These 21-day sessions culminated on 21st June, 2020 to commemorate International Day of Yoga proclaimed by the United Nations. The session was broadcasted as a Live Chat with Yoga practitioners Mr. Anup Thomas and Ms. Sneha Pandey who discussed the importance of Yoga in our daily life.
A total number of 280 participants enrolled for this programme.