Yoga lovers and Hindus are happy after the launch of yoga sessions during summer at Newfoundland-Labrador Government House, the official residence of provincial Lieutenant Governor in St. John’s (Canada); Hindus are urging similar sessions on the lawns of all functioning Government Houses in Canada to explore various benefits the ancient Hindu faculty offered.
These weekly outdoor all-levels free community yoga sessions will be held on the lawn of pristine Government House and will be guided by local teachers. Lt. Gov. Judy May Foote joined the first session, reports suggest.
Commending Foote for the yoga sessions and calling it a “step in the positive direction”, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, urged the Lieutenant Governors of British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island; and Governor General of Canada; to launch similar sessions in their respective Government House lawns in Victoria, Winnipeg, Fredericton, Halifax, Charlottetown and Ottawa.
According to Patanjali who codified it in Yog Sutra, yoga was a methodical effort to attain perfection, through the control of the different elements of human nature, physical and psychical.