Founder of Isha Foundation and renowned Yogi, Sadhguru is set to join officers and families of the Indian Armed Forces at the iconic Floating Dock of the Indian Navy in Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, on the fifth International Day of Yoga on June 21.
As preparations go on for Yoga Day, Yoga sessions will be conducted by Isha Hatha Yoga teachers on 20th and 21st June for the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force & Coast Guard personnel and their families at Minnie Bay, Haddo and Birchgunjin Port Blair on 20th and at the Floating Dock on 21st.
The sessions will be attended by almost 1000 personnel and families of the Indian Armed Forces where they will learn Isha Upa-yoga, a simple yet powerful set of practices that activate joints, muscles, and energy points bringing ease to the whole system.
“Andaman and Nicobar Islands are one of nation’s most desolate and vulnerable terrains. The effort of the military’s tri service command to guard the nation‘s sovereignty is truly invaluable. It is paramount to equip these soldiers with Yogic tools for transformation,” said Sadhguru, ahead of the visit.
Later in the day on 21st June, Sadhguru is also set to interact with the personnel of the Andaman & Nicobar Command. The discussion will be moderated by officers and will cover a range of issues including personal and professional challenges that men and women in uniform face in the line of duty and how Yoga can provide much-needed balance and vigour that will empower our Armed Forces to perform at peak efficiency in times of peace & conflict.
Isha Foundation, founded by Sadhguru, is a volunteer-run, international non-profit, human service organisation dedicated to cultivating human potential. In 2018, Isha Foundation declared “Yoga for Soldiers” as its theme for International Day of Yoga following which 'Padma Vibhushan' winner Sadhguru travelled to Siachen glacier, the world’s highest battlefield and led Yoga sessions for soldiers posted at high altitudes in harsh terrain.
Isha Hatha Yoga teachers have been imparting Yoga to India’s Armed and Paramilitary Forces for five years now. Several groups from the Indian Army, Air Force, BSF, CRPF, and CISF have been trained in Yoga.
International Day of Yoga is celebrated annually on June 21 since its inception in 2015. The concept of the Yoga Day was proposed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) September 27, 2014.