Practice of the Month


GMM promotes yoga to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee Year 

Ghantali Mitra Mandal (GMM), Member Institute of Indian Yoga Association has entered the Diamond Jubilee Year of its foundation. All at GMM are giving relentless and selfless service to society to make Yoga maximum applicable. On the eve of new year, a grand function of…

RV Institute of Management curates a certification course for senior citizens 

In a groundbreaking move, the RV Institute of Management (RVIM), Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association has curated a month-long certification course tailored specifically for senior citizens, focusing on the Common Yoga Protocol. This innovative course is designed to cater to the unique health and…

SRD Girls Degree College organises Workshop 

SRD Girls Degree College, Hathras, Uttar Pradesh conducts 7days yoga workshop for the post graduate students in association with Indian Yoga Association (IYA). Yogacharya Sumit Kumar Singh, Member, Uttar Pradesh State Chapter, IYA was instrumental in organising the workshop.

Yog Sports Association of Bengal hosts awarness programme 

Yog Sports Association of Bengal, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association organises yoga awarness programme in the remote villages of West Bengal in Megha Yoga Club & Vyamagar in association with Indian Yoga Association. The awareness programs were also conducted in Darjeeling & Coochbehar for…

Jharkhand SCC conducts the 89th day celebration of Yoga Mahotsav 

On the 89th day of the ‘100 Days Countdown Yoga Mahotsav of International Yoga Day 2024,” an event sponsored by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), New Delhi, under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, took place in two sessions at Dani…

Anjali Acupressure Therapy and Yoga Center celebrates Holi 

The Anjali Acupressure Therapy and Yoga Center, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association, recently marked the occasion of Holi Milan at Nehru Bal Udyan with vibrant celebrations. Participants joyously engaged in the festivities, adorning each other with flower petals and applying colorful gulal tilak. Amidst…

TNSCC and GTN Arts College organises International Conference 

Tamil Nadu State Chapter of Indian Yoga Association and GTN Arts College (Autonomous), Dindigul jointly held a 2-day International Conference on Physical Education and Yoga recently. The inauguration was presided over by Dr P Balagurusamy, Principal of GTN Arts College. Dr. R. Durai, Director, GTN…

NIRAMAYA offers free training 

NIRAMAYA, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association continues to promote yoga and the motto of the Association to uplift the rural sector of the society. Under the rural project Yog-Chetana and Yogabhishek, NIRAMAYA is offering free yoga training to the students. In March, 2024 about…

Yoga & Happiness organises felicitation ceremony 

Yoga & Happiness, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association on March 24, 2024, hosted a memorable convocation and certificate distribution ceremony, honoring over 150 candidates who successfully completed their training and received prestigious certificates from both the Yoga Certification Board (YCB) and IYA. The event…

Flax Sesame Crackers 

Flax Sesame Crackers are a healthy light wheat cracker with good quantity of sesame seeds and flax seeds. Oats used in the dish are rich in antioxidants, lowers cholesterol, improves blood sugar. Flax seeds are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids reduces inflammation and…

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18 Apr 2024


Yoga Shows the Way

Yoga Shows the Way 

Guruji Dr HR Nagendra, (President, Indian Yoga Association)

My dear Brothers and Sisters,

The year 2020 was challenging for all of us in many ways. The lockdown and confinement brought frustrations, boredom, anxiety, etc. in people at large in all the countries. This lead to stress and weak immune system.

Countries like United States of America saw a sudden upsurge of COVID-19 pandemic which forced many people to lose their lives. However, in India things were relatively much better. There had been research papers clearly indicating how well Corona was handled in India. Corona didn’t affect India as much as it did other countries. It can be said that our faith in Yoga have helped us to fight Corona in such an efficient manner.

Yoga teaches us to recognize the innate freedom. We know that accepting the present as it is, converting the challenges to opportunities and doing our duty to the best at each moment will help us progress towards our new version, and creating a better life for our­selves.

The approach we have adopted here to fight this deadly virus is to strengthen our immune system. Co­rona is the biggest virus we have seen in the past so many years. The fear tends to suppress our immune system badly. Imbalances also namely Kama, krodha, lobha, moha, matsarya all lead to weak immune sys­tem.

Choosing to leave Raga and Dwesha the Kleshas and being in the present is the secret that Yoga teaches us for success. To adopt a new Yoga based modern life­style using the science of holistic living. Chandogya Upanishad says (verse 3/14/1) that the man has firm will power. Whatever man determines in this world, it happens even after death. That is why a man should make a true resolution to change for the better. From Rajas to Sattva.

Look into these crisis from a different perspective… While this present crisis has forced us to examine how we do business, by creating and using truly in­novative technologies in the yoga Professional world and it could encourage us to step beyond just recover­ing to growing. Digital media has helped us to spread far and wide. Breaking the horizons of spatial bound­aries.

Let us broaden our horizons as we reflect on the lessons to be learned from the current crisis. Instead of simply “bouncing back” to where we were before, let’s find new ways to interact and help ourselves flourish in our activities. Sit comfortably and meditate. To have a clear sense of direction and focus our efforts so which we can achieve more impact.

“Yoga Vani” is a good initiative for yoga lovers to enhance their knowledge and keep them updated about various yoga activities across the globe. With the onset of a new year, we bring you the new edition of “Yoga Vani” which aims at the new beginnings and eliminating all the negativities due to COVID.

Guruji Dr HR Nagendra
(President, Indian Yoga Association)

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