The Sixth World Day of Yoga, 21 June 2020
In cooperation with the ” The Art of Living “
The Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society celebrated with the ” The Art of Living ” organization on the occasion of the sixth World Day of Yoga, 21 June 2020, where the organization and its founder were introduced to Mr. Sri Sri Raqi Shanker and its activities about 150 countries around the world, and the organization organized a “online ” workshop on this occasion through the application of “Zoom” “. Mrs. Ahlam Janahi, President of the Bahraini Businesswomen’s society commented on this occasion, “The BBS is going ahead in organizing events, workshops, and lectures that can be seen and served by honorable members of the society despite the circumstances we all suffer from due to the pandemic of Corona.”
To mark the 6th International Day of Yoga, the Art of Living, Bahrain conducted a short session on Yoga & Meditation for members of the Bahrain Business Women’s Society on 21st of June 2020. Some of the salient features of Yoga & Meditation were illustrated with live demonstration & a short guided meditation.
The session was led by two dedicated teachers of Art of Living, Mrs. Mariya Juzer and Miss May Awadah.
Mariya is a senior faculty of Art of Living, an Happiness Program teacher and has initiated several members on to this path.
May is a professional soft skill trainer with over 23 years of experience and is the first Bahraini Happiness Program Teacher in the island. May is also a qualified Sri Sri Level 1 Yoga Teacher and has to her credit several courses for diversified groups of participants.
They were ably supported by two member volunteers of Art of Living, Mrs. Aparna Bapat and Mrs Rupa Gopi.
A short video was played at the start of the program to give a brief overview of Art of Living which is the largest volunteer-based, humanitarian Organization with a global presence and operates world-wide in nearly 155 countries. Founded in the year 1982 by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravishankar, the Organization through it’s various programs incorporating ancient techniques like Yoga and Meditation and a wide range of social, cultural & religious activities has reached out to over 500 million people from all walks of life.
May Awadah began the session by briefly introducing the holistic features of Yoga and how the practice of Yoga works in harmony with one’s body, mind & spirit. This was followed by a short yoga session and participants were encouraged to take part to experience first hand the positive effects of Yoga for both physical & mental health.
This was further enunciated by Mariya on how regular practice of Yoga, Pranayama – powerful breathing techniques and Meditation have proven to reduce stress, overcome anxiety and helps to achieve a positive mental state especially during these challenging times of Covid-19 that has affected humanity at large.
Mariya then led a short meditation where participants were gently guided to follow a set of instructions that helped them achieve a feeling of calmness in the mind and total relaxation of the body.
The mental & emotional benefits that come from the regular practice of meditation can be useful in any area of life and a short glimpse of this was experienced by all participants.