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,…
IYA expresses heartfelt shraddhanjali as Dr M.V. Bhole, one of the greatest Yoga teacher and eminent Yogacharya left for his heavenly abode on April 13, 2021. He was a medical physiologist and developed Anubhava yoga, a practice of yoga therapy, health education and wellness for the self-based on individual inner experience. He worked in various capacities at Kaivalyadhama (Lonavla) and retired as Joint Director of Research in May 1995. During 1972-73, he was deputed by Govt.of India in the former Czechoslovakia to present Yoga on the lines of modern medical sciences.
Dr MV Bhole
With profound grief and sorrow, IYA regrets to inform that our beloved Dr. R Venkatram, brother of Guruji Dr HR Nagendra, former Registrar, S-VYASA attained his final samadhi recently. He was MTech and PhD from IIT Madras. He was a renowned educationist, teacher, guide to lakhs of students to help pursue their career and a great administrator. He contributed significantly for promotion of Yoga and Spirituality. He contributed significantly for its growth with his foresight and vision. His friendliness enabled every student to interact with him and he was the well-known guide for many Doctoral students. He was very keen on bringing value-based education and has contributed to the growth of many institutions.
Dr. R Venkatram
Dr. Asana Andiappan recently left us for his heavenly abode. He was a highly accomplished yogi of international repute. He first trained in Yoga with Yogacharya S.Sundaram of Bangalore as a child, and later developed his own sequence of curative asanas based on the teachings of Sage Thirumoolar. He was endowed with the title of Asana by Swami Sri Sankaracharya for his unrelenting pursuit of yogic therapy for common ailments. He established the Sundara Yoga and Natural Living Trust. He was awarded the Yogarathna (Jewel of Yoga) for his distinguished yogic achievements, and has been especially commended for his approach to yoga in curing senility and dementia, and quite recently for his immaculate research on yoga for a healthy heart. IYA expresses its condolences to the Yoga Guru.
Dr. Asana Andiappan
It causes us immense pain to announce the demise of Padma Shri Dr KK Aggarwal passed away on May 17, 2021 at the age of 62 years after a lengthy battle with COVID-19. He is the former national president of the Indian Medical Association (IMA). He dedicated his life to the welfare of the public and raising health awareness.
Even during the pandemic, he made constant efforts to educate the masses and was able to reach out to over 100 million people through numerous videos and educational programs and saved countless lives. Let us remember him for his work and indomitable spirit.
Dr KK Aggarwal