Practice of the Month


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…

YVNites honored at KKSU 

In 12th Convocation of Kavi Kulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, Ramtek on March 6, 2024, YVN trained teacher (33rd YTTC Dadar), Smt Vanita Mugdam felicitated with gold medal for standing highest in M. A. in Yogashastra through open and distance education (ODL) by scoring 86.5 %…

YVN to conclude Golden Jubilee Celebrations 

Yoga Vidya Niketan, Member Institute, Indian Yoga Association is celebrating its Golden Jubilee Year from March 2023 to April 2024. Concluding function of Golden Jubilee Year Celebration will be held on April 9, 2024, in between 4pm to 7pm, at Yoga Bhavan, the own structure…

YVN organises events to promote Yoga 

Annual Exhibition Yoga Vidya Niketan, Member Institute of Indian Yoga Association held one day program on Annual Exhibition cum lectures on January 14, 2024 at Yoga Bhavan, Vashi, Navi Mumbai. After floral salute to statue of Swami Kuvalayanand and founder of YVN late Yogacharya Padmashri…

J&K UTCC announces Scholarship Certification Program 

The Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory Chapter Committee in association with Swaraj Yoga Institute announced a scholarship certification program from various categories, border areas and BPL background. The announcement was made under the chairmanship of Dr Shreyansh Jain and Shri Anil Swaraj, Founder, Swaraj Yoga…

Chandigarh SCC organizes Yoga Camp 

Chandigarh State Chapter of Indian Yoga Association organized 5 Days Yoga Camp for a healthy Lifestyle at Government College of Commerce and Business Administration (GCCBA Chandigarh, a constituent college of the Panjab University), Sector 50, Chandigarh from February 26 – March 1, 2024. This boot…

Karnataka SCC conducts GBM at Art of Living Ashram 

Karnataka State Chapter Committee of the Indian Yoga Association organised its General Body Meeting on January 28, 2024 with the blessings of Gurudev Shri Shri Ravishankar, Chairman, Indian Yoga Association at the Art of Living International Center, Bengaluru. The event was attended by the members…

Chandigarh SCC celebrates Republic Day at Consulate General of India, Canada 

Glimpses of the Republic Day celebrations by Shri Ajit Handa, Chairperson, Chandigarh State Chapter Committee at Consulate General of India, Vancouver. He was on a vacation in Canada with is daughter.

SAHS and IYA celebrates International Mind Body Wellness Day 

The NSS unit, School of Allied Health Sciences, Salem, Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation (DU) in collaboration with Indian Yoga association celebrated International Mind Body Wellness Day on January 3. On the occasion an awareness programme was held at the Skill Lab Auditorium. Prof.Dr.B.Sendilkumar, Director, SAHS,…

Shree Kala Yoga organises Yoga Trainer Camp 

Shree Kala Yoga, Associate Centre, Indian Yoga Association in along with Gujarat State Yog Board organised Yog Trainer Camp in Gandhidham. As many as 35 trainee attended the 45 days long training camp that commenced on December 1, 2023. The camp culminated on January 16,…

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12 Apr 2024


Yoga for Old Age:  IYA and NISD organises first  Orientation Workshop
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Yoga for Old Age: IYA and NISD organises first Orientation Workshop 

A three days Orientation workshop on virtual media was conducted by Indian Yoga Association (IYA) in collaboration with National Institute of Social Defence (NISD) during 1-3 October 2021 to launch a nationwide training to teachers to teach Yoga practices to citizens in old-age homes under the project ‘Yoga for Old Age’. The ultimate goal of this ongoing project as fixed and described by Government of India is part of continuous efforts to provide assistance in various modes that results into improvement in health and quality of life of senior citizens of our nation.

Around 20 teachers participated all three days in this workshop learnt various Yoga techniques in details with physiological importance and with many variations which aged and suffering people also can easily practice to alleviate their pain and problems and can leave healthy life. These teachers with their regular revisions develop skills and expertise in these techniques and shall go to various near-by Old-age homes spread all over the country to train old people for their comfort and improvement in life-style.

The training sessions on these three days were conducted on Zoom by Dr Ganesh Rao on Pranayama / Mudras on the first day from 11 am – 02.00 pm with 17 participants. Day 2 saw Dr. Deepak Bagadia informing 16 participants about Sukshma Vyayama / Kriyas / Asanas from 10 am – 01.00 pm and the on the last day Shri Sridharan and Shri Janakiraman teaching 16 participants about meditation and offered them general guidance from 10 am – 01.00 pm.

Dr.Ganesh Rao explained and taught various breathing techniques, variety of Pranayamas, Mudras, their significance in removal of toxic blockages in pranic channels, applications to prevent age related stress and other problems and calm down mental fluctuations .

Dr.Deepak Bagadia handled the 2nd day workshop with the assistance of Smt Bhavna as demonstrator to train the group in Sukshma-Vyayama which are highly recommended for old and weak persons and also for prevention of joints related problem.

Shri Jankiraman explained in detail all do’s and don’ts of yoga practices when one handles seniors and old aged people. He taught relaxation and meditative techniques which any sick or bed ridden person or at any age one can practice and avail benefits.

Shri Shridharan shared his views on the importance of yoga and that the yogic practices should be performed slowly, in a relaxed manner with awareness of body and breath. He explained the general guidelines of the yoga as to how a teacher should teach their student so that they love the practice which will eventually help them to make their mind calmer and slow their aging process.

Participants who attended the workshop for all the three days were awarded a certificate of participation. They will also receive Yoga Volunteer Membership (YVM) of IYA free which can be upgraded to Yoga Professional Membership (YPM).

The three-day workshop was entirely coordinated on behalf of IYA by Smt Thrushal Sunman, Office Administrator, IYA and Smt Ankita Pandey, Office Administrator, IYA PrCB.

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