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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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(Mind Modulation) And Ways to Overcome

A. Pramana –

In this vritti, the mind is engaged in wanting proof for everything. There are three types of pramaana – pratyaksha, anumaana and aagama.

1 – Pratyaksha means that which is obvious.
2 – Anumana means something which is not so obvious, but which can be inferred.
3 – Agama means written proof. Example – scriptures.

B. Viparyaya

Wrong knowledge is that understanding which is not based upon its real form.

C. Vikalpa

Imagining things that don’t exist is Vikalpa. Vikalpa is a sort of delusion or baseless fear. It could be just a joyful, pleasurable fantasy or it could be a baseless fear. Such thoughts and ideas are called vikalpas.

D. Nidra

The fourth one is nidra or sleep. It’s a state of pure voidness, absence of any content of mind.

E. Smriti

The fifth activity of the mind is smriti – Memory of the past experience/ remembering the experiences it had.

The different ways to overcome five Vrittis are as follows-

a – Abhyasa- Practice of Living in the Self
b – Vairagya- Dispassion towards ant thing.

Continuous effort to be established there (in the nature of the seer) is practice.

‘’sa tu dirghakaala-nairantarya-satkaarasevito-dridha-bhoomih’’

Practice done for a long time, continuously (without break) and with honour and reverence, one becomes firmly grounded on it.

‘’ Drishtaa-anushravika-vishaya-vitrishnasya-vashikaara-samjnaa-vairaagyam’’
Dispassion is the mastery over the quality of desirelesness towards anything that is seen or heard.

‘’ Tatparam-purusha-khyaaterguna-vaitrishnyam’’
That supreme dispassion (giving up even the finest qualities) comes when the awareness of the unmanifest dawns.

Mayank Raj Saxena

Life Member

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