If you’re flying SpiceJet in the near future, chances are you could fit in a session of Isha’s Upa Yoga practices!
If you’re flying SpiceJet in the near future, chances are you could fit in a session of Isha’s Upa Yoga practices! Isha Foundation has partnered with SpiceJet to offer these in-flight sessions for passengers, especially on long-haul flights. The initiative called “High on Yoga@35000 feet”, will officially launch on the International Day of Yoga, 21 June 2015, though the first few session have taken place already on a Delhi to Guwahati flight.
The practices have been specially designed for Boeing flights bound for destinations exceeding 1.5 hours. Each practice takes about five minutes, and can be done seated. Upa Yoga is a simple yet powerful system that activates the joints, muscles and energy system, and can make travel easier on the body and mind. The program has been exclusively sketched.
On 21 June, 50 Isha volunteers and SpiceJet crew members who have been specially trained to perform Upa Yoga, will undertake a 10-minute session on board select flights across the SpiceJet network. In addition to these in-flight activities, several hundred volunteers will perform Namaskar, a simple form of yoga, at SpiceJet check-in counters and boarding gates at select airports. CDs and handouts will also be distributed.
Talking about the initiative, Mr. Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet Ltd. said, “SpiceJet is pleased to be the first airline in the world to demonstrate yoga on board. We are happy to be associated with the Prime Minister’s initiative in promoting yoga in India. We are pleased to join hands with Isha Foundation for this initiative aimed at our customers who are on the move."
The airline, in association with Isha Foundation, intends to carry out such initiatives in future as well.
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