Stamps on Yoga booklet released

Stamps on Yoga booklet released
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“Retaining youth and regulating death is only possible with yoga. Yoga is a way of life which is born in the country to enable one live healthy and longer.

“Retaining youth and regulating death is only possible with yoga. Yoga is a way of life which is born in the country to enable one live healthy and longer. Unfortunately, it is neglected,” said the general secretary of Andhra Pradesh Yoga Association VV Rama Rao. He released ‘Information booklet- Stamps on yoga’ published by Indian Posts, at the main Post office in one town here on Tuesday.

Speaking on the occasion, Rama Rao said that yoga is a natural way of staying fit leaving behind the external pressures of current day society. “There is a dire need to go back to nature’s way of living since technology and competition in the changed scenario plays havoc with the physical and psychological aspects of human race.

We are habituated to depend on artificial intelligence and technology which increased stress levels of people and distanced physical activity. People hardly walk these days, which is actually a mandatory function of the body. All these factors have given rise to disorders like diabetes, blood pressure, asthma and hypertension.”

Children have to be taught yoga at their schools and senior citizens should consider practicing yoga to balance their mind and body. One need not necessarily practice asanas in yoga when they can manage to do Suryanamaskarams (Sun salutation) before the sun raises, added Rama Rao.

To commemorate the International Day of Yoga, Andhra Pradesh Postal circle have organised the programme of releasing the booklet for public and stamps on yoga for Philatelists. The booklet contained illustrations and description of 24 yoga asanas while 12 stamps on Suryanamaskarams were released.

Director of Postal Services K Soma Sundaram said that the department of posts released the booklet to encourage our customers and employees to take to yoga. The special stamps are limited edition collection which will interest philatelists, he added. Senior Post Master M Hari Prasada Sarma, assistant director K Ramesh and others were present.

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