Heartfulness proposes meditation on the heart with an aim of attaining subtler levels of consciousness. The heart is not merely a pump for blood circulation – its role goes far beyond that. References in ancient Indian literature on Yoga, especially that from Sages like Patanjali,…
Immediately after the formulation of Indian Yoga Association in the year 2008, first Executive Council Meeting of the association was held in 2009. It was presided over by Padmabhushan Shri BKS Iyengarji. An informal meeting of the torch bearers from all the major lineages of yoga across India at Kaivalyadhama in Lonavala, Mumbai had lot on hands. The eminent Yoga Gurus came together in search of a common regulatory goal. These impeccable minds wanted to regulate the tradition of yoga and standardise yoga education to protect and preserve the cultural heritage of India.
The meeting saw coming together of Ammaji Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani (Ananda Ashrama, Pondicherry), Guruji HR Nagendra (SVYASA,Bangalore), Prof Ishwar Bharatwaj (Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar), Shri OP Tiwariji (Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala), Dr Ishwar V Basavaraddi (Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, New Delhi), Shri BKS Iyengar (Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Pune), Smt. Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra (The Yoga Institute, Mumbai), Shri S Sridharan (Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Chennai ), Dr. SP Mishra (Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalay, Haridwar), Swami Anantha Bharati(Keshwananda Yog Sansthana, New Delhi), Prof M Venkata Reddy (Andhra Pradesh Yogadhyayana Parishad, Hyderabad) and Shri Subodh Tiwari (Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala).
In the meeting, it was highlighted that Indian Yoga Association will represent the ancient science of India at the global platform while retaining its sanctity and purity. The vision, principles and constitution of this institution were discussed during the meeting. Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala, Mumbai played the host to the most revered minds of yoga fraternity.