With an aim to create awareness about International Yoga Day (June 21) and the health benefits of the discipline, well-known Punjabi actor and comedian Gurpreet Ghuggi took to the mats at Elante Mall on Thursday. With pristine white sheets dotting the lobby area of the mall, it was a sight to behold. The actor who is getting fitter by the day did yoga with the participants under the guidance of yoga instructor Sukhdeep. Ghuggi also encouraged everyone to practise yoga on a daily basis for a healthier life.
The session saw the instructor take the participants through beneficial yoga poses to improve mental and physical strength. One of the complete forms of exercise, a yoga session incorporates breathing exercises, meditation and poses designed to encourage relaxation and reduce stress.
It was on December 11, 2014 that the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as ‘International Day of Yoga’, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed the idea.
“At Elante we consciously wish to promote a healthier way of living. We have organized this event to create awareness of the health benefits of practicing this ancient tradition. I hope all our visitors make yoga as a part of their lifestyle,” said an enthusiastic Thrinath K, Centre Director, Elante Mall.