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Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute and ISCM join hands for TTP for Special Educators 

Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavla and Institute of Salutogenesis and Complementary Medicine (ISCM) of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry, Member Institute and Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association respectively came together for a Teachers Training Programme (TTP) consisting of a series of five intensive workshops conducted for…

Shree Kalayoga Trust welcomes Guruji Dr HR Nagendra 

Shree Kalayoga Trust, Associate Centre, Indian Yoga Association hosted Guruji Dr HR Nagendra, Governing Council Member, IYA on December 3, 2023 during his visit to Gandhidham and sought his blessings. Yogi Shri Narendraji Choudhary, President of the associate centre and the entire team felicitated Guruji…

NIRAMAYA celebrates Fit India Week 

NIRAMAYA, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association has been extensively working towards promotion of Yoga Promotion. Recently, the Associate Centre conducted 5 different yoga session in Women’s College Silchar, Barak Valley, South Assam region. On the occasion of Fit India Week, Niramaya conducted five sessions…

Indo-US Yoga Chikitsa Symposium and Workshop: A Report 

School of Yoga Therapy, Institute of Salutogenesis and Complementary Medicine (ISCM) of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV), Pondicherry organised and conducted the three day “Indo-US Yoga Chikitsa Symposium and Workshop”, in collaboration with the Loyola Marymount University (LMU), USA; SVYASA Yoga University, ICYER at Ananda Ashram…

Yoga Vidya Niketan celebrates Golden Jubilee 

On the occasion of its Golden Jubilee, Yoga Vidya Niketan, Mumbai on 28th October 2023 unveiled the statue of its Founder, Yogacharya Late Padmashri Sadashiv Nimbalkar Guruji at the hands by Yoga Exponent Dr. Shriram Agashe and Founder of Satyam Sumaran Dr. Swami Yoga Pratap…

RVIM organises Yogasana Challenge 

RV Institute of Management in September 2023 conducted a highly anticipated event, the “Yogasana Challenge – Revitalize with Asanas, CHALLENGE 2023-24 (Let’s Stretch & Relax)”, which brought together participants from three different sections of our MBA batch 2022-24, to celebrate the physical and mental benefits…

AYG Academy conducts Yoga session at Indian Embassy in Vienna 

Dr. Nutan Pakhare, Founder, AYG Academy, which is also the Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association on the occasion of World Mental Health Day was invited to conduct a session offline on Ayurveda for health and holistic well-being at the Indian Embassy of Austria. It…

J&K SCC to teach Yoga to Police Personnel 

In a recent development, Jammu and Kashmir State Chapter Committee of Indian Yoga Association has been engaged officially by Police Training Academy, Jammu and Kashmir to impart yoga practices and wisdom training to Police Personnel and officers on weekly basis. More than five hundred officers…

J&K SCC conducts Yoga Camp 

The Jammu and Kashmir State Chapter Committee of Indian Yoga Association organised a Yoga Camp at Shri Godam Rehal in which various yogasanas were practiced and naturopathy medicines were distributed. Shri RD Sharma Professor, Former Vice Chancellor of Jammu University was present as the chief…

Sago Chila 

–The Yoga Institute Sago Chila is rich in energy, gluten free and non-allergic. It has high nutritional value. It is less in calories, reduces weight. It is good for diabetic patients. It is high in protein, which helps in growth and maintenance of cells. It…

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19 Feb 2024


One Earth, One Health
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One Earth, One Health 

Dr. Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra
President, IYA

The Sanskrit adage “Vasudaivah Kutumbah” says that all living beings and the Earth are part of one large family. This ethos of inclusion is also seen in the theme of the International Yoga Day 2023: “One Earth, One Health.” The idea is that human health and well-being are connected to our natural surroundings, our rivers, trees, forests and land. The Earth and all other living beings and all humans are part of one large family.

Family ethos becomes particularly important in today’s day and age when anxiety, isolation and alienation are on the rise. This sense of family though must extend not only to our immediate family but to society as a whole and even to our country. I would go as far as to say that all the nations of the world should collaborate as members of one family to solve the many challenges, we as people face today. During the pandemic, India worked hard not only to address the needs of its people but also cared for the world as a whole. India was at the forefront of vaccine production, humanitarian aid and relief efforts and global supply chains. India undertook these efforts driven by a sense of connectedness with the world, a sense of commitment to the idea of Vasudeva Kutumba. We considered everyone as part of “One Earth, One Family” without any differentiation. This is the attitude that is required of all of us today: one of interconnectedness between the world as a whole and Nature too.

Remember the wise words of the Chandyoga Upanishad ‘Tat Tvam Asi’ Thou art that. It speaks for a universal oneness. Remember you are never separate or isolated from all that there is. With that in mind let us all commit in earnest to “One Earth, one health”

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