In a staggering display of yoga, Indian Air Force personnel on Thursday, stole the spotlight by performing ‘Sky Yoga’ at an altitude of about 15,000 feet. The two personnels took Yoga to a whole new level and stunned everyone. They are identified as wing commanders KBS Sanyal and Gajanand Yadav. The spectacular duo performed Vayu Namaskar and Vayu Padmasan.
“Yoga at 15000 Feet : #YogaDay2018 – A unique message of good health, happiness, harmony & peace from the Airwarriors of IAF. The Instructors of Paratroopers Training School of the India Air Force practicing Yoga in the Blue Sky. (Wg Cdr KBS Samyal & Wg Cdr Gajanand Yadav) (sic),” the IAF tweeted.
Yoga at 15000 Feet : #YogaDay2018 – A unique message of good health, happiness, harmony & peace from the Airwarriors of IAF. The Instructors of Paratroopers Training School of the India Air Force practicing Yoga in the Blue Sky. (Wg Cdr KBS Samyal & Wg Cdr Gajanand Yadav). pic.twitter.com/WgdzmOsiLR
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) June 20, 2018
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed yoga along with 50,000 volunteers from Dehradun. PM Modi on the wonderful occasion of World Yoga Day emphasized that yoga practice is the most precious gift to humankind.
“In a world of excess, yoga promises restraint and balance. In a world suffering from mental stress, it promises calm. In a distracted world, it helps to focus. In a world of fear, it promises hope, strength and courage,” PM said.
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi promoted the virtual importance of Yoga in India. In 2014, PM Modi suggested United Nations to celebrate ‘June 21’ as the International Yoga Day as it is the summer solistice, which is the the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
“Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. This tradition is 5000 years old. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being.
It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well being . Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day,” Narendra Modi’s speech at UN General Assembly, September 2014.