Nazareth Hospital Mokama celebrated International Yoga Day highlighting the theme, Yoga for Well-being’ with the patients and attendants who came to the Outpatient Department (OPD). The ‘Wellness Center’ organized the event under the leadership of Sisters Sushma Xaxa and Aruna Kerketta. Around fifty participants benefited by practicing yoga for an hour as they came into the OPD.
Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between human and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness within oneself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help wellbeing.
Let us work towards adopting, “Yoga for well-being” as the world is passing through the COVID-19 pandemic and almost every country has imposed lockdown in various forms. In this situation, it is difficult for people to remain mentally and physically fit and healthy. People are getting fatter and desperate at home because they feel like caged animals. Exercise helps us to stay optimistic and yoga helps us to explore new ideas to spend time and earn money without going outside.
Those who came to the OPD appreciated the yoga day celebration and practiced yoga before visiting the doctor.
Sister Tessy Varghese, SCN