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,…
Chandigarh Chapter meets Virtually
IYA Chandigarh UT Chapter met on July 18, 2020 organised an online meeting via Google Meet that was addressed by Chairperson Navin ji.
The meeting was attended by Shri Krishna Goyal ji, Vice Chairperson, Shri Ajit Handa ji, Vice Chairperson, Dr Lal ji, Shri Madhu Pandit, Secretary, Shri R R Passi, Joint Secretary, Shri Tej Pal ji and Smt. Sudha Ji, Treasurer of the Chandigarh Chapter.
Opening of bank account of the Chandigarh Chapter and the way to commence the Chapter activities was discussed. Views were also exchanged about the webinar, which will be held on August 9, 2020 on the topic ‘Role and Importance of Yoga for COVID-19’. Shri Krishna Goyal ji put forth a suggestion about E-certificates to the participants on International Yoga Day.
IYA Haryana Chapter meets via Google Meet
Haryana State Chapter of Indian Yoga Association met on July 24, 2020 Google Meet to discuss the extension of Yoga activities in future.
The meeting saw participation from Chairperson, Shri Pawan Gupta ji, Secretary, Shri Ambarish Gupta, Vice Chairperson, Dr Jaideep Arya ji, Joint Secretary, Shri Neeraj Gupta ji, Joint Secretary, Shri Ish Kumar Arya ji, Secretary and Smt. Seema Gupta, Member, Shri Sarvamitra Member and Smt. Sudha Rana ji.
In the meeting the members pledged to organize webinars, invite yoga experts and speed up membership campaign.
IYA holds Jharkhand State Chapter Formation Meeting
On July 12, 2020, Jharkhand State Chapter formation meeting was held. The meeting commenced with a prayer. It was chaired by Shri Ravi Tumuluri, Joint Secretary, Regional Coordinator, South and East Region, IYA. Shri Ravi Tumuluri ji gave an overview of the Association, its formation, development and future plans. He also gave an elaborate vision about the potential and possibilities of the Jharkhand State Chapter.
The member who participated in the formation meeting included Smt.Rikita Swaroop, Heartfulness, Ranchi, Shri Balram Kumar,Heartfulness, Ranchi, Shri Mukesh Keer, Vivekananda Kendra, Dr. Anuj Kumar, IYA Life Member, Shri Anurag Kumar, Swami Bhaveshananda, Ramakrishna Mission, Ranchi, Shri Navin Chourasia, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, Shri Ramjeevan Pandey, PYP, Jharkhand, Smt.Sudha Jha, PYP, Jharkhand, Shri Amit Kumar, IYA Life Member, Shri Manoj Kumar Rai, IYA Life Member and Shantikunj, Shri Ravi Prakash, IYA Life Member, Smt.Divita Chaurasia, IYA Professional Member, Smriti Singh, Gayatri Parivar, Ambika Rai, Gayatri Parivar, Smt. Parinita Singh, Prof. Rakesh Parashar, SVYASA, Shri B.K. Sinha, Chairman, Art of Living, Shri Vivek Kumar, Vivekananda Kendra, Shri Navlesh Kumar, Gayatri Parivar, Nilam Pandey, Gayatri Parivar, Smt. Mini Sahay, Smt. Supriya Mondal,Dr. P.N. Singh, Dr. Arti Mishra, Smt. Sweta Anand, Sushma Kumari and Dr. Shivshankar Prasad, Vivekananda Kendra.
Member Institutions who either gave representation or had sought time to give representation were Shri Bipin Kumar Singh, Sri Aurobindo Society, Puducherry, Smt. Archana Kumari, Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar, Smt. Ratna Chatterjee, Yoga Teacher,International Centre of Yoga Education and Research, Jharkhand and Shri Rajesh Sahay, IYA Professional Member.
IYA organizes First meeting of Delhi State Chapter
IYA held the Delhi State Chapter formation meeting on July 20, 2020. The meeting commenced with a prayer. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Jaideep Arya, Joint Secretary, Regional Coordinator, North Region, IYA. He then gave an overview of the Association, its formation, development and future plans. He also gave an elaborate vision about the potential and possibilities of the Delhi State Chapter.
The member who participated in the formation meeting included Shri Rajeev Dhall, Art of Living Foundation, Bengaluru, Shri Pawan Kumar, Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar, Shri Devesh Kumar Sharma, Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar, Shri V P Singh, S.M.Y.M. Samiti (Kaivalyadham), Lonavla, Shri Nikhil Yadav, Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari, Dr Rabindra Acharya, SVYASA, Bengaluru, Smt. Shvetika Kaul, ICYER, Puducherry, Professor S. B. Arora, IYA Life Member, Shri Vijay Mehra, Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Thiruvananthapuram & IYA Life Member, Shri Suresh Venkatesan, Shri Ram Chandra Mission, Chennai, Dr. Rahul Merhotra, Shri Ram Chandra Mission, Chennai, Shri Sheshpal Rastogi, The Yoga Institute, Mumbai, Dr. Ramesh Kumar, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit University, New Delhi, Dr. Mahendra Kumar Tanejaa,Ph. D. (Bhramari Pranayama), Dr Swami Satya Prakash, Shiv Mandir Sadhna Ashram, Dr Preeti Yogashri Satyam, Shiv Mandir Sadhna Ashram, Shri Praveen Prabhakar, Life Member, IYA, Shri Rajveer Singh, Life Member, IYA & PYP and Shri Ashok Kumar Tyagi, Life Member, IYA & PYP.
Member Institutions who either gave representation or had sought time to give representation were Shri Dheeraj Saraswat, Mokshayatan Yogashram, Saharanpur, Dr. Simmi Mahajan, Sri Aurobindo Society, Puducherry, Shri K.C. Jain, Preksha International Adhyatma Sadhna Kendra, Chattarpur, Delhi and Shri Vijay Mehra, Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Thiruvananthapuram & IYA Life Member.
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