Hindus have welcomed Denver International Airport (DEN) for free yoga workouts during summer, calling it “a step in the positive direction”.
Free yoga classes/workouts are being held at Denver International Airport Plaza till August 28. In December 2017, DEN held a Goat Yoga event.
Commending DEN for free yoga classes, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, urged DEN to make free yoga sessions a year-round feature and create permanent yoga-space available free (like many other airports), if it was serious to become a world-class airport, enhance the passenger experience, help reduce their stress levels and follow its own “Core Objective” of “Winning the hearts of our customers”.
Yoga, referred as “a living fossil”, was a mental and physical discipline, for everybody to share and benefit from, whose traces went back to around 2,000 BCE to Indus Valley civilization; Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, noted.
Rajan Zed stated that yoga, although introduced and nourished by Hinduism, was a world heritage and liberation powerhouse to be utilized by all. According to Patanjali who codified it in Yoga Sutra, yoga was a methodical effort to attain perfection, through the control of the different elements of human nature, physical and psychical.
According to a report of US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Yoga is the most popular complementary health approach in the United States – used by 14.3% of the adult population, or 35.2 million people”. According to US National Institutes of Health; yoga may help one to feel more relaxed, be more flexible, improve posture, breathe deeply, and get rid of stress. Yoga was the repository of something basic in the human soul and psyche, Zed added.
With 64.5 million passengers traveling through the airport in 2018, DEN claims to be the 20th-busiest airport in the world and the fifth-busiest airport in the United States. Kim Day is the Chief Executive Officer.