Sadhguru led the Yoga session at the Iconic Indian Navy Floating Dock

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Sadhguru led the Yoga session at the Iconic Indian Navy Floating Dock

21st June 2019: On the 5th International Day of Yoga, Sadhguru, Founder of Isha Foundation, lead the Yoga session at the Iconic Indian Navy Floating Dock, Port Blair. Commander-in-Chief of Andaman & Nicobar command, Vice Admiral Bimal Verma received Sadhguru at the Floating Dock & participated in the Yoga session. Over 500 officers from the joint services command participated in the yoga session along with their families.

Isha Foundation through its trained Hatha Yoga teachers, organized yoga sessions for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard on 20th June at Minnie Bay, Haddo and Brichgunj also. More than 500 personnel and families learned Isha Upa-Yoga, a simple yet powerful practice that maintains health and balance in the system.

Sadhguru said, “Our soldiers, here in Andaman and Nicobar, miles away from their families and the mainland, are putting their lives at stake to protect the Nation. Our activities & achievements rest upon the sacrifices of these brave soldiers. It is of utmost importance to equip them with the Yogic tools of transformation for inner well-being.” At another event in the evening, the armed forces will get an opportunity to interact with Sadhguru.

United Nations declared 21st June as International Day of Yoga in 2015, After the immense impact of International Day of Yoga, Isha Foundation is concentrating its efforts to create a sustainable culture of self-powered well-being, with a special focus on armed forces and students. In a massive movement towards this, Isha is offering modules of ‘Upa-yoga’ attempting to reach over 20 million people across the globe. The Foundation is also training and empowering thousands of volunteers around the globe to conduct yoga sessions at zero cost. All these efforts are being done in collaboration with the Govt. of India, Ministry of Ayush, State Education departments, Embassies, Consulates and a host of Corporate

Upa-Yoga: Upa-Yoga is a simple yet powerful set of 10 practices that activate the joints, muscles, and energy system, bringing ease to the whole system. Based on a sophisticated understanding of the body’s mechanics, Upa Yoga dispels inertia in the body’s energy and brings ease to the whole system. Based on a sophisticated understanding of the body’s mechanics, Upa-yoga:

Relieves physical stress and tiredness     Rejuvenates the body after periods of inactivity  Negates the effects of jetlag and long travel    Strengthens the joints and muscles

Yoga for Soldiers: Sadhguru has often spoken about His vision of equipping India’s Armed Forces with tools that will give them mastery over their body, mind, and emotions which will become their best weapon in times of adversity. In 2018, Isha Foundation declared “Yoga for Soldiers” as its theme for International Day of Yoga. Sadhguru traveled to Siachen glacier, the world’s highest battlefield and led Yoga sessions for soldiers posted at high altitudes in harsh terrain. Isha will stay with its theme “Yoga for Soldiers” as it celebrates the fifth International Day of Yoga this year.

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Isha Hatha Yoga teachers have been imparting Yoga to India’s Armed and Paramilitary Forces for five years now. Several groups from the Indian Army, Air Force, BSF, CRPF, and CISF have been trained in Yoga. Some have participated in Train the Trainer programs to equip them to disseminate the modules within their formations. Isha has also hosted 300 BSF personnel for 2-week residential yoga programs at the Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore. In 2017, Isha Hatha Yoga teachers conducted sessions for the Indian Naval Service through their leadership establishment INS Agrani in Coimbatore to mark the International Day of Yoga.

About Floating Dock: The Floating Dock (FDN-2) is one of India’s first indigenously designed and built floating dock of the Indian Navy. It is equipped with state-of-the-art automated systems and facilities to ensure high-quality, swift repair of warships. The dock has the capability to handle ships up to 8000 tonnes including frigates and destroyers of the Indian Navy.  Andaman & Nicobar Command is India’s first and only joint services command of the Indian Armed Forces.

About Sadhguru – Founder, Isha Foundation: Ranked amongst the fifty most influential people in India, Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic, visionary and a New York Times bestselling author. Sadhguru was conferred the Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India in 2017, the highest annual civilian award, accorded for exceptional and distinguished service. Three decades ago, Sadhguru founded the Isha Foundation, a non-profit human service organization, with human well-being as its core commitment. Sadhguru has initiated powerful yoga programs for human transformation as well as various outreach projects to uplift under-served communities in rural India.

About Isha Foundation: Isha Foundation, founded by Sadhguru, is a volunteer-run, international non-profit, human service organization dedicated to cultivating human potential.  Isha Foundation is operated by over 9 million volunteers from more than 250 city-based centers spread worldwide. The Foundation is headquartered at Isha Yoga Center, set at the base of the Velliangiri Mountains in southern India, and at the Isha Institute of Inner Sciences on the spectacular Cumberland Plateau in middle Tennessee, USA.

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