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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19 Apr 2024


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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