The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched a certificate programme in yoga (CPY) ahead of the upcoming International Yoga Day. The course will begin from July 2019 session. The course will be imparted in English language, and anyone who has passed Class XII from any recognized board, irrespective of their stream, will be eligible to get enrolled in the programme.

IGNOU’s School of Health Sciences (SOHS) launched the programme under which the learner shall understand the basic principles and practice of yoga. The course will be for six months and students will be given maximum of two years to pass the course. Candidates will have to pay a fee of 10,000 for the entire programme.

The Certificate Programme in Yoga will be offered through the regional centres of Delhi, Dehradun, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur, Ladnun, Chennai, Mumbai and Pune

The programme will contain 3 courses with 16 credits.

The varsity said the programme also aims to make those who pursue the course 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. 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,” said IGNOU in a release


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