Aligarh: Girl students of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and female university employees rolled out their yoga mats and engaged in a combination of physical and mental exercises in the seven-day Yoga workshop of the Sports Section, Women’s College, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) that began today at the Women’s College Ground. The workshop to mark the ‘International Yoga Day-2022’ celebrations will conclude on June 21.
“The beauty of yoga is that you do not have to be an expert to reap the benefits. Whether you are young or old, overweight or fit, yoga has the power to calm the mind and strengthen the body”, said the Chief Guest, Dr Hamida Tariq (renowned pediatrician).
Prof Naima Khatoon (Principal, Women’s College) said that the workshop is aimed at raising awareness among participants about fitness and health.
She urged participants to make Yoga an important segment of their daily lives.
After the Yoga session, the resource person, Sharddha Tiwari (New Delhi based Yoga Expert) informed that the participants successfully learnt and performed various Yoga poses to build a regular Yoga practice.
Prof Roomana N Siddique (Department of Psychology) emphasised that a regular yoga practice creates mental clarity and calmness; increases body awareness. It relieves chronic stress patterns, relaxes the mind, centers attention and sharpens concentration.
Dr Razia B Rizvi, Dr Bushra Naaz and Dr Shagufta Niyaz also spoke on the benefits of a regular practice.
Dr Nazia Khan (Co-Ordinator of the workshop) conducted the programme.
Dr Nazish Begum, Dr Farha Abidin Saifi, Taskeen, Mehwash Khan, Khalida, Sana Raza, Afshan Obaid also participated in the workshop.