Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Home World ‘Yoga on Hill’-An initiative by the Indian High Commission for distressed American...

‘Yoga on Hill’-An initiative by the Indian High Commission for distressed American soldiers

yoga-629850_640

By NewsGram Staff Writer

The Congressional Yogi Association in collaboration with the Indian High Commission organized the first-ever ‘Yoga on the Hill’ at Capitol Hill, the seat of US Congress, on May 1. The event was led by Keith Mitchell, former National Football League (NFL) player. The motto of this event was to advocate better physical and mental health for the US military veterans.

According to recent data, 40 per cent army personnel are suffering from mental problems. It is estimated that ever since the war started in Afghanistan in 2001, more than 100,000 combat veterans have sought help for mental illness.

Notably, Yoga is considered to be a form of health care support in the cases of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Lawmaker Ryan, who joined the Yoga and meditation session, said, “The extremely high levels of stress Americans deal with on a daily basis is an important issue facing our country.”

“Mindfulness and the practice of yoga help to reduce stress, improve concentration, and increase feelings of well-being,” he said expressing support for the event.

The month long event will end on June 21, the first International Yoga Day. The event was attended by prominent guests from all spheres of life. Democrat House members, Tim Ryan, Charles Rangel, Brenan Mullaney from Team Red and some Iraq war veterans participated in the event.

The Indian High Commission will organize special event on June 21, to commemorate the International Yoga Day. As per counselor Mohit Yadav of Indian embassy, Shri Shri Ravi Shankar may attend the program and he will give lecture on ‘Nurturing peace through Yoga and Meditation’. The Indian Embassy also hosted an event at an open theatre at University of Maryland, in partnership with their student association DESI (Develop, Empower and Synergize India), Life in Yoga organization and the Art of Living Foundation.

STAY CONNECTED

19,507FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,773FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Covid-19: How Does The Gut Respond To Immunity?

Our guts may not provide long-lasting systemic immunity from Covid-19, which is where immune cells circulate through the body to provide protection to other...

3 Online Master’s Degrees Will Be Offered By JGU And Coursera

O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has partnered with Coursera to launch three online masters' degree programs on the learning portal, the varsity said on...

Home Decor Ideas To Revamp Your Space

A new season -- whether summer or winter -- always brings new vibes, new colors, and gives you an opportunity to redo your home...

Discovery: DNA Based Vaccine To Provide Protection Against Current And Future Covid19 Strains

US researchers have developed a novel, low-cost DNA-based vaccine that may not only provide protection against existing variants of coronavirus but also against its...

Machine Learning Program To Identify Covid19 Related Conspiracy Theories

A team of researchers has identified that a new Machine Learning (ML) program accurately identifies Covid-19-related conspiracy theories on social media and models how...

The Night Witches: All-Female Bomber Regiment

By- Khushi Bisht 'The Night Witches' were the all-female pilots of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment of Russia. Joseph Stalin ordered the deployment of three...

The Safest Place In The World To Live In

BY- JAYA CHOUDHARY Living in the modern world is the safest time to be alive in the history of humanity. We can live a better,...

5 Types Of Automated Greeting Cards That Are Good For Business

By Sana Faisal A successful company has happy customers and happy employees. One way to achieve both is by celebrating birthdays, acknowledging special occasions, and...

Recent Comments