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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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23 Sep 2023


May the New Year Bring Spiritual Abundance for All

May the New Year Bring Spiritual Abundance for All 

As we begin the journey of the New Year, I take this opportunity to share with all our IYA members a Divine message from our illustrious Yogamaharishi Dr Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj. In his beautiful compilation Gita Inspirations, Pujya Swamiji says:

“Lets us pass through ‘The Gate of Peace’ in this New Year by achieving peace, contentment, happiness and spiritual understanding in ourselves, so that this can spread to our world.

Let us take a vow to dispense with lip service and the guise of pious action which holds us to the decadent past – let us walk forward in full knowingness to claim our “New World”, created through simple adherence to honesty and truth.

This ‘New World’ must come, this priceless treasure awaits us, but it does demand a price from each one of us. Peace can only be purchased in the currency of spiritual honesty, personal and communal unselfishness, love, both individual and universal, generosity of thought, word and deed and genuine humility.
The price of peace includes the sacrifice of personal gains and ego pursuits for the greater good of spiritual unfoldment and natural evolution which will bring about Universal Peace.

Won’t you walk with me through ‘The Gate of Peace’ at this door of the New Year? Let us walk arm-in-arm with this resolve as our guide: ‘Let there be peace! May it begin with me!’

I am also pleased to share with all of you my first offering in Hindi, a translation of “Yoga & Cultural Misappropriation” the e-book that was released on 29th December 2022 by Dr. Chinmay Pandya, Pro VC of Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya University and Shri. Subodh Tiwari, Hon Secretary/ CEO of Kaivalyadhama. It was notable that this was the 29th Mahasamadhi anniversary for Pujya Swamiji Gitananda Giriji.

The book can be viewed at

This book authored by Yogacharya Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, Yogasadhaki Malini and Yogacharini Padma has been translated into Hindi by Yogasadhaka Nilachal. This endeavor seeks to reach the seekers in the most effective manner, through their own Mother Tongue.

The original e-book in English can be viewed at

Wishing that all of us can come together in this New year and serve our Divine Mother Yoga bringing to life the timeless principle of “Unity in Diversity”.

Hari Om Tat Sat.

Yogacharya Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani,

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