International Yoga Day celebrated at WeSchool

Nidhi Bahl updated on : 23 Mar 2016

With seven to seventy year olds joining in, International Yoga Day celebration at WeSchool was marked with great enthusiasm and national spirit.

International Yoga Day, WeSchool

Welingkar Institute of Management and Research (WeSchool) celebrated the International Yoga Day with their students, faculty and staff members at the their campus in Matunga. The team at WeSchool, got together on a Sunday morning to relive the joy of life and join hands in making life peaceful for ourselves and others.

With PM Modi taking center-stage by leading the Global Yoga event with more than 30,000 participants at Rajpath, Prof Kaustubh Dhargalkar, Head-InnoWe, a lifelong Yoga practitioner himself, familiarized all participants in the finer aspects of the ancient Indian philosophy as he guided them through the various Asanas and Breathing techniques during the one hour session.


Prof Dr Uday Salunkhe with participants  and Yoga Teachers


With millions of people discovering the benefits of Yoga which include fitness and physical well-being but more importantly, inner peace and mental balance; B schools across the globe are also appreciating the value of Yoga in the stressful lives of students. Harvard Business School, Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and even MIT’s Sloan School of Management are strong advocates of Yoga and Yoga clubs which promote the benefits of Yoga. WeSchool has also set aside a large hall called Nirvana and appointed professionally trained teachers for students, faculty and staff to make Yoga a part of their lifestyle, for developing a balanced mind, body and soul and it has become an integral part of WeSchool's learning environment for the last 15 years.


Yoga session in progress with 7-year-olds to 70-year-olds

Prof Dr Uday Salunkhe, Group Director WeSchool, a Yoga practitioner as well as sports and adventure enthusiast participated in the morning session along with his family. He said, "For each one of us it is important to learn to create a balance between work and life, ambition and aspiration, greed and achievement. The weekly Yoga sessions at WeSchool help our Global Citizen leaders to achieve a fine balance by developing a better EQ and SQ, and the ability to handle the lows as well as highs in this extremely competitive, stressful world that is full of ambiguities. Yoga is an excellent tool for achieving a heightened approach to manage ‘Self-Organization-Society’.”


Prof Kaustubh Dhargalkar explains the finer nuances of Yoga

WeSchool had also specially invited friends with spinal cord injury from NINA Foundation, which has been a part of WeSchool's extended family for several years. NINA foundation is an NGO which is involved in creating awareness as well as support systems for people who are suffering from spinal cord injuries. Dr Ketna Mehta, Associate Dean Research at Weschool and founder of NINA Foundation, asserted “Yoga is excellent for persons with spinal cord injuries, especially for managing blood pressure issues”.

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