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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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State Chapter Activities – April 2021
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State Chapter Activities – April 2021 

Rajasthan SCC organises webinar on Yoga for Psychosomatic Disorders

Rajasthan state chapter of organised a webinar on Yoga for stress born/ psychosomatic disorders. The Guest Speaker for the webinar was Dr R Naga­rathna, Director and Chief Yoga Therapy Con­sultant, Arogyadhama, Swami Vivekanada Yoga Anusandhan Samsthan (SVYASA), Bengaluru.

The webinar commenced with a welcome note by Dr Purnandu Sharma, Joint Secretary (Co-Research). Shri Swatantra Sharma gave the introductory note. Thereafter, Shri Ravi Tumuluri who was also pres­ent on the occasion, in his address explained about the agenda of IYA which is to unite all leading yoga institutions throughout India. He also informed all that IYA has collaborated with Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Central University, Lucknow which will now be offering Foundation Course in Yoga and the endeavour is being supported by Ministry of AYUSH.

Dr R Nagarathna in her address explained in detail about immunity and stress. She said, “In last 50 years human immunity has come down because of stress and virus has updated themselves against medicines. Stress has become biggest cause to reduce immunity.
“Sleep, diet, exercise and smoking / alcohol con­sumption can be reasons of stress. All 4 are con­nected with mind. A healthy and balanced mind can maintain harmony amongst sleep, diet and exercise. In stress our emotions get disturbed in response towards unlike situation. This leads to disturbance in our perception of events or people and we are unable to perceive situation and peo­ple as they are and it hamper our discrimination power that results in untimely sleep, untimely and junk food, lack of exercise and smoke / alcohol.”

Shri Vinod Parik, Chairperson, Rajasthan SCC con­cluded the webinar with the thanks note to Dr R Nagarathna.

TN SCC celebrates World Cancer Day

Tamil Nadu State Chapter of IYA organised a webinar on ‘Awareness on Cancer’ on the occasion of World Cancer Day on February 4, 2021. The event was conducted online by Faculty of Yoga Sciences and Therapy, Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research (deemed to be university), Chennai in association with Indian Yoga Association, TN SCC.

Key note address by given by Smt Rajeswari Prabhakaran, Vice Chairperson, TN SCC. Dr Anita Harry, Professor of Surgery, MAHER, Dr R Vetrivendan Rathinavelu, Siddha Medical Officer, Ministry of AY­USH, Govt of Tamil Nadu and Joint Secretary, TNSCC. The webinar was presided over by Dr R Elangovan, Secretary, TNSCC.

In her address Smt Rajeswari Prabhakaran insisted that yoga could treat cancer patients through pranayama practices particularly by doing Kapalabhati and Nadi shodana pranayama. She also praised Swami Ram­devji who gives much importance to help the cancer patients through his methods.

Dr Anita Harry while speaking explained the nature, cause, symptoms, complications and remedies of can­cer scientifically and Dr R Vetrivendan Rathinavelu explained the cause, nature and cure of cancer through Siddha medicine along with yoga in detail while Dr R Elangovan emphasized on the importance of yoga to overcome cancer.

As many as 335 people participated in the webinar including all state committee members of IYA and TN SCC.

National Symposium on ‘Women Empowerment and Yoga’ by TN SCC

The Tamil Nadu State chapter of Indian Yoga Association organised an online national symposium on ‘Women Empowerment and Yoga’ on the eve of International Women’s Day on March 3, 2021. The event was organised by Faculty of Yoga Sciences and Therapy, Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research (MAHER), Chennai in association with IYA TNSCC and Yogalaya Health Care Institute, Chennai.

The key note address was given by Shri Ravi Tumuluri, Joint Secretary, IYA and Regional Co-ordinator Eastern and Southern Region. Smt Rajeswari Prabhakaran, Vice Chairperson, TN SCC, Professor A An­napoorani, Treasurer, TN SCC, Smt. R.Thangalakshmi, Joint Secretary, TN SCC, Smt Fhazana Siraj, Member, TN SCC, Smt Subhavahini Seetharaman, World Community Service Center. The symposium was presided over by Prof Dr AM Moorthy, Chairperson, TNSCC.

Shri Ravi Tumuluri in his address emphasized on girls counselling, girl child safety, female foeticide, pre­vention of malnutrition, breast feeding, sports activities. Smt Rajeswari Prabhakaran also explained the importance of women from tantric period to modern time. Yogic practices for women were also stressed.
Prof Dr AM Moorthy while speaking emphasized on the importance of women’s equity, leadership, self defense and mental awareness. As many as 245 participated in the symposium including all state committee members of IYA and TN SCC.

Tamil Nadu SCC celebrates Rathasapthami Day

The Tamil Nadu State Chapter Committee organised a National Workshop ‘108 Surya Namaskar’ to cel­ebrate Rathasapthami Day. The event was organised online by Faculty of Yoga Sciences and Therapy, MAHER, Chennai on February 1, 2021 in association with Tamil Nadu State Chapter Committee, IYA and Yogalaya Health Care Institute, Chennai.



The key note address was given by Shri Ravi Tumuluri, Joint Secretary, IYA and Regional Co-ordinator Eastern and Southern Region. Dr. Kambhampati Subramanyam, Chairperson, IYA Andhra Pradesh State Chapter marked his presence as the Chief Guest. Prof Dr A M Moorthy, Chairman, Tamil Nadu State Chap­ter presided over the event.

The keynote speaker explained the importance of Rathasapthami day and its celebrations. He explained in detail about the auspicious day which is celebrated and dedicated to Sun. The Chief Guest for the day explained in detail by Sun God Surya and the methods, and benefits of Surya Namaskar.

Prof Dr A M Moorthy appreciated the students who per­formed 108 Surya Namaskars and regularly practice it. As many as 465 participated in the event.

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