The International Day of Yoga was celebrated on 21st June, 2016 in the Central Excise, Customs & Service Tax Commissionerate, Cochin with mass yoga demonstration sessions starting from 7 am onwards. Dr. Beena Manoj, faculty of “The Art of Living Foundation”, Ernakulam Chapter led the training sessions. The Commissioner, Ms. Reshma Lakhani, IRS and the officers and staff of the Cochin Commissionerate Headquarters, Divisional Offices, Range Offices, etc. participated in the mass demonstration of yoga, which was followed by a talk on “The Essence of Yoga” by Ms. Seena Jayachandran, an international trainer of the Art of Living. On the occasion, Ms. Reshma Lakhani, IRS, Commissioner, expressed that yoga enables an individual to control the mind & Dhyana leads to awakening of the inner self which helps individuals realize their full potential.