Pune: Residents at the Blue Ridge Township in Hinjewadi had a stress-free start to their Sunday as senior citizens and young couples participated in the “Yoga At Your Doorstep” campaign organized by The Times of India in partnership with Yoga Institute, Mumbai.
A resident Anand Sonsale, who attended the event with his wife, said he went back with a lot of knowledge and some valuable tips on yoga after the session. “We have been doing yoga on our own, but we wanted to get some tips and additional knowledge and we definitely gained it from Sunday’s event. The weather was also so good, we found it extremely refreshing,” he said.
Doctors have recommended daily yoga practice to help individuals deal with stress and anxiety. There has been a renewed interest in yoga across all age groups, who have been making practising it a daily habit.
Another participant from the society, Shinza Srivastava, said it was a good initiative and it would surely benefit all citizens. “The session was extremely helpful for me. I felt yoga could be good for the mental wellbeing of individuals apart from keeping a healthy and fit body. I will surely try out all the asanas at home when I am free,” Srivastava said.
Many doctors have recommended 30 minutes of yoga everyday for Covid-19 patients to help with their recovery.
Another participant Captain V Kesari (retd) was elated to be part of the sessions conducted by an expert instructor.
“I am a retired defence personnel and this session was something that rejuvenated me completely. I would like to continue practising the asanas,” he said.

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