Meditation aims at realising the self, and Yog aims at creating harmony between mind, body and soul. From this perspective, Yog is not only an indispensible part of spiritual advancement, but also a healthy and balanced life. Recognizing its importance, Rejuvenation has always promoted practising Yog to achieve perfect harmony.
So, as the sun of 21st June rose to celebrate the first ever International Yoga Day, it was welcomed by some hundred people gathered in the vast, green fields of Eldeco Greens, wearing T-shirts with “Rejuvenation” printed on them. They were its members, and their friends and relatives, meeting not only to celebrate “International Yoga Day” but also propagate their support for a healthy, balanced life, through Yog, Dhyan and some fun and frolic.
Mr. Sameer Nevatia, president of the centre started the event by reinforcing the aim of rejuvenation, to move on the path of spirituality, taking everyone who wants to join and to spread the message of “Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah” as far as possible.
This was followed by a Yoga session in which people of all ages, from a 3 year old to an 83 year old could be seen comfortably sitting on the ground on their colourful yoga mats under the bright sun, participating in every exercise with poise and enthusiasm…a testimony of ageless health and vitality. The day saw a participation of people of all ages and occupations, from teachers and doctors, to the retired and the children. It was an exemplar of the spirit of Yog, which holds no barrier and seeks to unite the souls of all.
Then Mrs.AparnaNevatia explained the connection between Yog and Dhyan, reiterating the essence of spirituality that lay in Samanvay. She then conducted a short meditation, in which she helped her audience experience the strength of subtle layers of consciousness by mantra energy. As the hundred meditators chanted “Shivoham Shivoham” (I am Shiva), the warm morning air reverberated with inexplicable energy that carried a promise of a better tomorrow.
This was followed by an inspirational speech by Mrs Kumkum Khosla. She called one and all, with warmth and lively gestures, to join hands for a health walk to show solidarity towards a healthy way of life, through Yog and Dhyan, and then walk back to symbolize “the going back to our ancient roots” to that point from where it all originated. Slogans like “Yoga is not a work-out, it is a work-in”, and “Get to the gear that never gives up” could be seen, held high by hands, young and old, quite a rare and uplifting scene in our city!
For a befitting end, our Young Rejuvenators made everyone play fun games for one hour and transported them to their childhood, as everybody played musical chairs and fun quizzes in strengthening sunlight, with a carefree spirit and unrestrained laughter. And so with sweaty faces but colourful smiles, and a much lighter heart, a highly successful event was concluded.
To carry further this message, Rejuvenation also held a free Yoga Camp, open for all, for three months. It helped many, under the careful guidance of Mrs Kumkum Khosla, Mrs Shalini Malhotra, Mr Munish Malhotra, Mr Rajesh jain and Mrs Savita Jain.