International Yoga Day is coming up and we’ve heard and experienced the benefit of this art form several times. This practice has been adopted globally and the perks go beyond physical appearances. Yoga acts like a retreat for many and as therapy for some; it focuses your attention on your body's abilities at the present moment while developing inner strength.

So as an exemplary move, IGNOU has pitched in to make the world a healthier place and we’re impressed!

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(Indira Gandhi National Open University) IGNOU's School of Health Sciences (SOHS) has launched a Certificate Programme in Yoga (CPY) which will commence July, 2019 onwards.

The new programme is supposed to help the learner about the basic principles and practices of yoga and also about the history and the contribution of various Yogis in this field. The university will roll out UG and PG courses for the yoga aspirants and this subject will be available at the regional centres of the university in Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune, Ladnun, Dehradun and Bhubaneshwar.

You need to have a high school degree from any recognized university, to enroll for this course and there’ll be 3 comprehensive courses in this schedule, with 16 credits. Duration for this IGNOU Yoga programme will range from six months to a maximum of 2 years. Interested candidates will have to pay ₹10,000 for full programme.

This is a welcome change, keeping in mind the courses IGNOU and other boards usually offer and for those who want to be yoga instructors, this certification will add highly to their credibility as well.

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