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


Philosophy should manifest in real life through practice

Philosophy should manifest in real life through practice 

Philosophy should manifest in real life through practice, and therefore, for each ‘sadhak’, practice is of prime importance. Today is the time of information and knowledge overload. So much is available online and so much is happening offline. There is a big possibility that, we misinterpret this information and knowledge, for wisdom. This is occurring at a very large level. In the world of Yoga and spiritual sciences, we have to be very careful to ensure that our practices are sincere and persistence, its only then, that we would be able to experience the knowledge, which generates the possibility to move towards ‘prajna’.

It is therefore very essential that the traditional / scriptural understanding of Yoga goes hand in hand with the deciphering the experiences of practices. Identifying the physical dimension of Asanas as Yoga, is the most prevalent misunderstanding which people have, and it is important that each one of us works towards promotion of the deeper understanding of Yoga.

It was with this as one of the prime objectives that Indian Yoga Association was formed. This paved way for institutions with similar foundations to come together and be able to promote the essence of Yoga in depth. Over the years, the growth has been steady and we have been able to reach 26 states. More members are joining in and many institutes have become associates. Each person who becomes a member of IYA, actually supports and promotes the real essence of Yoga. Though, one of the primary questions, we as human beings ask before we do anything is , What is in it for us ? We should realize, that , many a times , supporting a cause , itself is the motive and not the return which one is receiving.

Let us motivate ourselves and let us motivate others to join this movement of IYA and become a united voice of Yoga. Simple steps such as using the logo , tagging IYA , hashtag IYA in posts will help reach out to wider audience. At the same time, members are encouraged to be more participative. Please express your opinion , views and suggestions as to the important points which you feel need attention , and we will take this up. We require a vibrancy which will culminate in to a wave of positive energy to take IYA to the next level.

by Shri Subodh Tiwari
Secretary General, IYA

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