43 well-trained yoga coaches and about 2,000 trainers in Vadodara city and district trying to make yoga a social and family habit
Woman yoga coach from Vadodara performed yoga and pranayama with patients in the corona ward of Nashik hospital
Due to the meaningful efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UNO has recognised 21st June as World Yoga Day. Through which programs including continuous training are running throughout the year to make yoga education a popular accessible exercise.
Inspired by the Chief Minister, Gujarat has formed the State Yoga Board to spread yoga to the villages and people of the state, through which programs including continuous training are conducted throughout the year to make yoga a popular exercise.
As part of this, the Yoga Board has trained 21,000 yoga trainers over the past one year through yoga coaches. One of the board's yoga coaches from Vadodara, Dr. Sonali Malviya said that about 2,000 trainers currently trained by the board in Vadodara city and district are trying to make yoga a social and family habit and take it door to door. She herself has trained about 585 yoga trainers and was honored at the state level program of World Yoga Day held in Gandhinagar in 2020. There are as many as 43 yoga coaches like her in Vadodara city and district.
For the second year in a row, it has not been possible to hold large public yoga practice programs in Corona. So this year too a felicitation programme for yoga coaches has been organized at the Collectorate on 21st June at 10 am in which 10 leading yoga coaches will be honored with certificates. It will be preceded by a live broadcast of the Yoga Day program at the Chief Minister's residence.
In addition to this, organisations and mandals including Yoga Niketan in the city district will organize Surya Namaskar and yoga practice programs in the city district following the Corona guideline in which seekers will stay at home and join online. An online program of Surya Namaskar Challenge has been organised by the Yoga Board in which more than 2 lakh performers will stay at home and will do about 25/50/75/100 Surya Namaskar and then upload the video.
Dr Sonali said the Yoga Board's trainers are targeted to engage at least 20 people with yoga every month. Under normal circumstances they did this activity in public parks, societies and in common plots of flats. Most online training has continued in the Corona era.
Dr. Sonali's brother was admitted to the Corona ward of Nashik's General Hospital last year and she took the necessary permissions and vigilantly practiced beneficial yoga and pranayama for his brother and other patients. His brother unfortunately did not survive but more than 200 patients with him got the benefit of yoga practice.
According to her, the city's yoga coaches and trainers guided people recovered from corona by going their home or online yoga, pranayama and diet as part of post-corona rehabilitation.
Yoga is a part of Indian culture that offers physical and mental benefits. Following the rules and asanas one have benefits like maintaining good health, happiness of mind and enhancement of work force. Making yoga a part of daily life accelerates the process of becoming fit.