November 29, 2018
The yoga quest of India’s armed forces was guided by Isha hatha yoga trainers for 14 days at the tranquil setting of Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore, which culminated on Thursday.
The first batch comprised 64 Army personnel. They were trained in the ancient and powerful practices of upa-yoga, angamardana and surya kriya, and were also initiated into Aum chanting and Ishakriya. Many of them were trained additionally to become Isha hatha yoga trainers . They can now train other Indian Army personnel.
Stewarded by the Army Sports Control Board, under the aegis of the Directorate General of Military Training, this initiative was to gradually equip the large force to be self-sustained in making the possibility of yoga available to each and every personnel.
Earlier, this year on International Day of Yoga, Sadhguru was at the highest battlefield, Siachen glacier, and had said the ancient tools of wellbeing should be made available to soldiers protecting the frontiers in the most adverse climatic conditions and hostile terrain.
This contingent, consisting officers, junior commissioned officers and other ranks, went through the regimen which included practice and classroom sessions daily. This batch of trained yoga instructors would be ready to further transmit the ancient yogic sciences within the Indian Army.