Location / Venue:
University of Nairobi, Convocation Grounds
FIRSTLY, WHAT IS YOGA?
Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice. Practice of Yoga leads to a holistic approach to health and humanity. Yoga postures and conscious breathing practice has proved to prevent and cure numerous diseases as well leading to a happy and healthy life. An individual practicing yoga in its real form and purity is known as a Yogi.
According to Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev: Yoga does not mean some physical postures: twisting oneself into some impossible postures only. Yoga means to be in perfect tune. Your body, mind and spirit and the existence are in absolute harmony. When you fine-tune yourself to such a point where everything functions so beautifully within you, naturally the best of your abilities will just flow out of you.
Effects of Yoga: Leaving aside the spiritual benefits that Yoga offers, Yoga also provides various health related materialistic benefits:
It strengthens the concentration, the determination and moulds the character to sustain various tensions in the materialistic world.
With the practice of various asanas (postures) it keeps the ills such as diabetes, high and low blood pressure, away or in control
It improves core strength of the body, endurance, flexibility
With the practice of Pranayam (breathing technique) and other postures, the glands and muscles are flexed which cures various diseases, particularly caused because of bad food habits and irregular lifestyle.
The constipation and ulcer are examples of this. Yoga strengthens the entire digestion process, making every part of the body healthy, light and active.
Yoga also keeps the respiratory and allergy problems away and increases immunity.
Yogic exercise and Yogic diet dissolves the fat, which makes the body light and it remains healthy, fit and attractive.
Last year (2015), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the UN General Assembly, through a resolution, to declare June 21st every year as the International Day of Yoga. It was passed overwhelmingly, and countries all around the world celebrated it. Even in Kenya, we had over 5000 people come together at the University of Nairobi Grounds to practice and learn Yoga.
Building on last year's enthusiasm, we are once again celebrating it on Sunday, June 19th at the University of Nairobi Convocation Grounds.
Please refer to attached poster for event details, and go to www.yogakenya.org