International Yoga Day, a day to spread awareness among the masses about the invaluable benefits of Yoga and its effects upon human health. Practicing yoga might seem like just stretching, but it can do much more for your body than the way you feel, look, and move. Moreover, World Music Day, is to make music more relatable and consumable for the masses. is Keeping this in mind, Cloud Social Rooftop Lounge organized a special on ‘Yoga for Humanity’ and ‘Music on the Intersections’ in the presence of a panel of esteemed guests including Mr. Rahul Singhee, Co- Owner, Cloud Social Rooftop Lounge; Mr. Yash Agarwal, Fitness Expert; Dr. Debashish Biswas, Trichologist and Anti-Ageing Expert; Rj Ryan; Ms. Ipshita Banerjee Bhandary, Entrepreneur; Ms. Runa Laha, Model and fashion coordinator and other dignitaries.
International Yoga Day is celebrated every year on 21st June and the theme for this year is 2022 is ‘Yoga for Humanity’. Focusing on the theme, discussions revolved on how during Covid and even till date, Yoga brought a state of calmness and helped to cope with the pandemic. It is no secret that the Covid-19 pandemic has had devastating biological as well as psychological effects and surviving the varied lock downs took a severe toll on the mental health of people as they dealt with the death of loved ones to the corona virus, loss of jobs, hit in the income, and uncertainty of the future that resulted in feelings of anxiety and despair. Practicing Yoga has helped in attaining mental peace and positive attitude, which along with physical well-being played an important role in fighting the corona virus.
Present on the occasion, Mr. Rahul Singhee, Co-Owner, Cloud Social Rooftop Lounge, said “Yoga helps balance the body and brain. So on this International Yoga day we wanted to talk about situations that alleviates stress in our daily lives. Everyone nowadays has faced some kind of depression, that’s one of the reasons we want people to embrace yoga to add years to life. Let’s take steps towards a healthier life. Also, today is World Music day, lets celebrate the love of music by simply listening to the music they love. Lets cherish the spirit of music, the vibrancy of vocals and the melody of instruments and focus on our mental well-being”.
“Stress, as we know, is detrimental to our skin in just about every way and causes the skin to age much faster than it should, by causing fine lines and wrinkles. Yoga also increases circulation and blood flow in the body, which detoxifies our skin and helps hair growth. With the help of yoga we can enhance circulation underneath your skin. Improved blood circulation provides a rosy glow to your skin since blood delivers nutrients and oxygen, as well as flushes out waste from your skin cells. Yoga also heals damaged skin cells. Yoga is a great way to achieve holistic health benefits. So, practice yoga regularly and harness its power to heal the body while giving yourself radiant and fresh skin.” further added Dr. Debashish Biswas, Trichologist and Anti-Ageing Expert.
The occasion highlighted a special connection that although yoga can be practiced in silence, its effects can be magnified if it is paired with nice, pleasant music. Music and yoga are both considered as parts of alternative medicine. Individually, the two possess extraordinary healing powers. It stands to reason then, that combining music and yoga together can create limitless possibilities of healing, transformation and peace. On the occasion of International Yoga Day and World Music Day, RJ Ryan, through his voice and playing the mandolin, reminded everyone that music and yoga can calm the mind.
“Yoga has been a part of Indian society and culture since ancient times. It has also been beneficial for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being for centuries now.Yoga has been a boon for almost all body parts, it has good effects on the bones, lungs, immune system and even heart. Keeping the overall body healthy is essential keep away the stress too.From Tadasana to Vrikshasana, there are so many asanas and exercises that can help to maintain a healthy heart and other parts of your body. Moreover, music has never been more accessible than in today’s world. With just a tap on our smartphones, we can tune in to our favourite songs and do our exercises. Let’s take a pledge a to keep our mind and body healthy with the help of yoga and music.” said Mr. Yash Agrawal, Fitness Expert.
MAIN TAKEAWAYS FROM THE SESSION:
👉One must address the issues of today through Yoga, primarily stress and unhealthy lifestyle
👉Regular yoga routines integrates an individual’s physical, mental and spiritual components
👉Stress is one of the biggest contributors for ill-health and music, yoga and nutritious food can lower its levels
👉For a healthy lifestyle, yoga is very important since it regulates and improves breathing
👉Stress levels are high in the night so having a skincare routine or a nightly routine which involves light music helps immensely
The session concluded on the points that regular yoga routines help to ensure a healthier future and that it integrates an individual’s physical, mental and spiritual components to improve aspects of health, particularly stress related-illnesses. Evidence shows that stress contributes to the aetiology of heart disease, cancer and stroke as well as other chronic conditions and diseases. The scientific study of yoga has increased substantially in recent years and many clinical trials have been designed to assess its therapeutic effects and benefits. And adding music to yoga can be beneficial.