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IYA Central Secretariat’s Outreach Efforts 

On the 19th July, IYA team including Prof Kambhampati Subrahmanyam, Sri DR Kaarthikeyan and Ravi Tumuluri visited Rajarajeshwari Temple and paid their respects to Sri Sri Sri Jayendra Puri Mahaswamiji, the present pontiff of Sri Kailash Ashrama Mahasamshtana. Sri Sri Sri Tiruchi Swamigal was the…

Daaji’s Message from Kanha! 

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,…

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Yoga Events &  Activities
Yoga Events & Activities

Yoga Events & Activities 

Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari organises 5th Yoga Sastra Sangamam
Honourable Governor of Kerala Sri Arif Mohammed Khan’s inaugural speech on 25th Feb

The fifth Yoga Sastra Sangamam was held at Vivekananda Kendra, Vivekanandapuram, Kanyakumari from February 25-27, 2022.

In all 216 delegates and 11 guests participated in the deliberations. The National Conference was organised with the collaboration of Centre for Yoga and Naturopathy, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala and supported by Indian Yoga Association. On 25th evening there was a grand cultural fete by the students of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Kanyakumari. Dr Jayaraman Mahadevan of IndicA Yoga explained in four sessions the depth of Hatha Pradipika Text.

The Yoga Sastra Sangamam was inaugurated by the Honourable Governor of Kerala Sri Arif Mohammed Khan. In his inaugural address he traced the roots of Yoga in Vedas, Upanishads, Astavakra Gita and the traditional texts. He summed up with the message of yoga to the modern age. Honourable Governor also released the ‘Conference Proceedings’ containing all the abstracts of the paper presentations and the Vivekananda Kendra Patrika titled ‘The Saga of Vivekananda Rock Memorial’.

Mananeeya Nivedita Bhide, Vice President, Vivekananda Kendra in her inspiring scholarly address explained the importance of Sastra and Science. She emphasised that yoga is the life based on the foundations of Dharma.

Dr Harilakshmeendrakumar, Director, Centre for Yoga Naturopathy, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala expressed his happiness for collaborating with such a unique national conference on Yoga Sastra.

Simultaneously three multi track paper presentation sessions were held at three different venues in which 70 scholarly papers were presented by Yoga Professionals, Phd. Research Scholars, Doctorates in Yoga and Sanskrit. There were 10 foreign delegates, seven from Afghanistan and three from Nepal. Three key note addresses were given by Dr K Subrahmanyam of SVYASA, Sri NV Raghuram from Yoga Bharati, Bangalore and Dr TV Padmanabhan from Mahatma Gandhi University. The Yoga Sastra Sangamam concluded on February 27, 2022 with Patanjali Yoga Sutra Parayanam led by Dr Jayaraman Mahadevan.

Webinar on Yoga for Stress Management by Assam SCC

Assam State Chapter Committee of Indian Yoga Association organised a webinar on Yoga for Stress Management on February 4, 2022. As many as 50 participants joined the online seminar. The event received a wonderful response. Many participants requested for the offline workshop.

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