Yoga and Art in Pondicherry
The word Yoga means the Union with the Divine and the Union with the Truth. Yoga is the science of spirit and it helps in the realization of the true self. The practice of Yoga is an important, natural preventive measure to ensure good health. Patanjali, the Father of Yoga described 8 areas of Yoga and Yogic practices which is the natural regulation of the health system; discipline; cleansing; postures; concentration; contemplation; the awakening of awareness and the state of perfect equilibrium. Yogic exercises have both preventive and curative value. The unique Yoga International festival is practiced in Pondicherry every year between 4th and 7th January. Yoga masters and Yoga enthusiasts from all over the world gather in Pondicherry during this time.