Lagos – The Vice-President of the Indian Cultural
Association in Lagos, Chief Sanjay Jain, has urged Nigerians to take
advantage of Yoga practice in enhancing their well-being, joy, peace and
Jain made the plea at a news conference to announce the Association’s
event to mark this year’s International Yoga Day at the premises of
the High Commission of India’s Office in Lagos.
According t him, the celebration of the International Yoga Day globally
is to raise awareness of the benefits of yoga practice.
“Yoga is essentially a spiritual discipline based on extremely subtle
science which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body. It is
an art and a science for healthy living.
“The practice of Yoga in Nigeria is still being practiced by a few
people; we want more Nigerians to know the importance of engaging in
“We are planning to increase the number of Nigerians practicing Yoga
because of what they would benefit from it,’’ he said.
Jain said that Nigerians’ practice of Yoga would enhance their
vitality, focus, memory, productivity, stability of body, mind and
emotions, as well as relieve them of back pain, stress, anxiety and
He also announced plans by the association to soon be moving around to
introduce the Yoga practice to individuals, corporate organisations and
public institutions across Nigeria.
The association’s vice-president urged Nigerians in Lagos to feel
free and come to participate in this year’s Yoga Day celebration at
the Indian High Commission’s Lagos Office on June 19th,
“We are using this medium to invite many Nigerians to our celebration
of this year’s International Yoga Day at the Indian High Commission
premises on Sunday, June 19.
“We would on this day, teach Nigerians and other participants the
practical demonstration of the various postures of Yoga,’’ he said.
The United Nations, had on Dec.11th, 2014 declared every June 25 as
the International Yoga Day, and it is being observed globally on that date.
The draft resolution establishing the International Day of Yoga was
proposed by India and endorsed by 175 UN members.(NAN)