Yoga eradicates stress: Jitendra

Jammu: The 4th edition of International Yoga Day was celebrated today in Jammu with great vigor and enthusiasm. The main function was organized by Department of AYUSH at K K Hakku Stadium here which witnessed tremendous participation from yoga practitioners, youth, students and elderly people. Union Minister of State for Prime Minister Office (PMO), Dr Jitendra Singh, Member of Parliament, Jugal Kishore Sharma, Divisional Commissioner Hemant Kumar Sharma, Deputy Commissioner Jammu Kumar Rajiv Ranjan, ADC Arun Manhas along with other dignitaries and participants performed different ‘asanas’ of Yoga to commemorate International Yoga Day. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Singh said that yoga is universally acknowledged as the best treatment for all diseases, and if practiced regularly, it eradicates mental stress and keeps the body, mind and intellect fit. “The International Yoga Day aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga – physical, mental and spiritual practice” he added. He said that regular practice of yoga creates mental clarity and calmness, increases body awareness, relieves chronic stress patterns, relaxes the mind and sharpens concentration”. Stressing the need for adopting yoga to keep body and mind fit, Dr Singh said that yoga has revolutionized health management across the world.