On the occasion of Incoming International Yoga Day, Border Security Force (BSF) jawans organized a yoga program. As the entire country prepares to celebrate International Yoga Day with enthusiasm, the jawans of the BSF are also actively participating. Alongside their duties of safeguarding the country, the jawans are engaging in yoga practices to maintain their physical and mental well-being.
On June 10, 2023, at 6 am, the jawans of the 141 Battalion organized a yoga program in the Roshanbagh campus area. A total of 113 jawans from the 86th, 117th, and 141st Battalions participated in the event. The main objective was to create awareness among the jawans about the physical and mental benefits of yoga.
Since the inception of the International Day of Yoga, the BSF has incorporated yoga into their daily physical exercises. As a result, yoga has become an integral part of the Border Security Force. The BSF has trained around 4 to 5 thousand Yogacharyas who not only teach yoga but also serve at the border. All the officers and jawans deployed by the Border Security Force to guard the international border have received yoga training to improve their health. Yoga has been instrumental in maintaining the mental and physical fitness of the jawans.
Research has shown that yoga helps improve sleep, reduce symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) such as anger, anxiety, depression, reactivity, and chronic pain. It is a mindfulness-based fitness training that includes relaxation, meditation, and breathing techniques, benefiting members of the security forces by helping them manage stress, control emotions, and enhance focus during chaotic situations.
The Commanding Officer of the 141 Battalion emphasized that yoga is an essential part of life and without it, life is incomplete. He further highlighted the importance of practicing yoga and spreading awareness about its benefits.
( Source: BSF)