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IGNOU starts certificate programme in Yoga

New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Open University's (IGNOU) School of Health Sciences (SOHS) has launched a Certificate Programme in Yoga (CPY). The course will begin from July 2019 session.

Moreover, with this particular program, the learner shall understand the basic principles and practice of yoga, the course also elaborate the history and the contribution of various of Yogis in the field of Yoga.

Sharing the details about the program, Professor SB Arora said, "After completing the program, the learner will be able to understand the basic principles and practice of Yoga. He also said that the "IGNOU

Yoga programme also aims to make the candidate aware about the history and the contribution of various Yogis in the

field of Yoga and attain both physical and mental health through Yoga".

"Yoga is essentially a practice based on an extremely subtle science, which focuses on bringing harmony between mind, body and spirit. It is a very powerful means to achieve physical, mental and emotional well being," said a statement from the Open University.

The statement further said, "Yoga paves the way to discover the self, the external world and nature. It is an art and science for healthy living. Yoga has several benefits including education, health and stress management."

The program will have a total of 3 courses with 16 creatits with a duration of minimum of 6-12 months and will be taught in English only, interested candidates will be required to pay Rs 10,000 for the full program. Any candidate who has passed the class 12th exam is eligible for the program. The program will be offered in Delhi, Dehradun, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur, Chennai, Mumbai and Pune Regional Centers of the varsity.

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