I would like to invite the community members to this Health Day organized by the Lower Mainland Bengali Society (LMBCS). The event includes Free Yoga & Meditation Class, Talk on Mental Health, Lunch & Fun Games. As the saying goes “Health is Wealth”. Please join and take control of your Wellness.
Seniors (55+) attends free, for others there is a small fee. Registration is required for this event.
What: Health Day
Where: Bonsor Recreational Centre, Burnaby
When: December 2, 2023; 10am-3:30pm
Tickets: Registre online
I am glad to be part of the International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2023 celebrations organized by the Consulate General of India, Vancouver. The actual International Day of Yoga 2023 is falling on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 but the CGI Vancouver decided to celebrate it on Saturday, June 24, 2023 from 08:30 am to 10:30 am.
Come and be part of the event and practice Yoga in an open park. The event is free but prior registration is required. Please bring your own Yoga mat.
June is the month when events to celebrate International Day of Yoga 2023 are held. The actual International Day of Yoga is on June 21st but you will see events organized to commemorate this day throughout the month.
Following is one of events that I am supporting which is organized to celebrate International Day of Yoga 2023 in Metro Vancouver. Aarogya Canada is offering a Free Yoga Class in Surrey, BC.
Date & Time: June 17, 2023; 6PM-9PM
Venue: Shanti Niketan Hall at Laxmi Narayan Temple, Surrey
Organizer: Aarogya Canada
Registration: Register using this online link
Yoga has been shown to have numerous benefits for mental health. Yoga can help in reducing stress, improving mood, boosting self-esteem.
5 Yoga Asanas (Postures) for Mental Health:
- Balasana (Child Pose)
- Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog)
- Uttanasana or Padhastasana (Standing Forward Bend)
- Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)
- Viparita Karani (Wall against the wall pose)
Pranayama or Breathing Exercies:
- Yogic Breathing (Deep Inhales & Deep Exhales)
- Anuloma Viloma Pranayama or Alternative Breathing Exercise
- Bhramari Pranayama
Even a few minutes of daily short meditation can benefit boosting mental Health.
I will be speaking how Yoga can help at a Workshop organized by Touching Lives Foundation on Mental Health and Well-Being. Everyone interested in gaining more insights and practical ways to support mental health are welcome to join. I will also be guiding you for a relaxing meditation which can help relax your mind and lower your heart rate which promotes overall well-being. This event is absolutely free but registration is required. Refreshments will be served.
How Yoga Benefits Your Mental Health?
Yoga can help in reducing stress, improving mood, boosting self-esteem. Yoga can help in enhancing mind-body connection greatly. Yoga has been shown to have numerous benefits for mental health.
One of the key ways that yoga asanas and meditation supports mental health is through its emphasis on mindfulness and present moment awareness. By focusing on the breath and the sensations in the body, practitioners are able to quiet the mind and reduce the constant chatter of thoughts that can contribute to feelings of stress and overwhelm.
There are going to be few more speakers who are going to share their experience and practical knowledge to boost mental health. Read more about them at this link
Date: May 7th 2023
Venue: The Empire Banquet Hall
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
If you are planning to attend, please register and confirm via the registration link.
- Lie on the back and relax completely.
- Inhale as in complete Yogic breathing, then whilst inhaling slowly, raise the legs, hips and trunk in a continuous movement until vertical.
- Take normal breaths here. Then raise the legs (knees straight) and hips by supporting the arms on the ground then bend the elbows and hold the trunk in the hands. In this position the chin is buried in the sternum (upper chest).
- Practice abdominal respiration and retain the position for as long as is comfortable.
- Direct the attention to the thyroid gland.
- To return to the starting position, gently lower the trunk, pelvis, and legs, and relax on the ground.
- Do not get up to the standing position immediately after Sarvangasana or any other inverted posture. Relax in Savasana, allowing the blood circulation to return to normal
Counter Pose: Matsyasana
- Those with high blood pressure should avoid doing this asana. Before performing this Asana, one should completely relax.
- Persons suffering from eye trouble should avoid this asana
- Women should not do it during menstruation as the blood released at this time is often very acidic and a back-flow could damage the womb.
- Do not practice it if you feel dizzy or have palpitation while performing it.
In this posture, the thyroid receives an abundant supply of fresh blood. Regular practice of this Asana will make the symptoms of premature aging, produced by thyroid disorders, completely disappear. One regains youthful vigour, wrinkles soften, and the body stays supple to a very great age.