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


Yoga for  Business Traveler

Yoga for Business Traveler 

by Subodh Tiwari,
Secretary General, IYA

The distinguishing feature of a general traveler from a business or corporate traveler is the state of mind. While a person traveling for leisure or personal affairs, would have no heightened state of thoughts, a person traveling for work of business continues with his thinking cap on, even while he is travel. If he/ she is going for a meeting then the preparation, the process and the outcome are important. Many times, right from the time the individual boards the plane the lap top is switched on. Circumventing thinking or work is not a solution, since they are essential part of the journey. However, how can one synthesis work and also not feel the stress and strain is something which one needs to work on.

The aspects which require specific consideration for health care, need to ensure muscles are not stiff and are relaxed and mind is not at a burn out pace.

Kaivalyadhama has been engaged in scientific research in Yoga since 1924. Much of evidence gathered provides for simple measures to tackle your stiff ness and calming your mind. Simple suggestions towards your dietetics would also go a long way while traveling, to enhance quality of travel and health.

Tourist from mountain top. sun rays. man wear big backpack against sun light

Pointers :

Walking at the gate while waiting to board is better than sitting and waiting. You are going to be seated anyways in the flight.

Having fruits and nuts as snacks is better option than others. Not processed.
Simple stretches , putting hands together and pressing , stretching hands upwards while you are seated . ( Parvatasana) . Gentle rotation of your neck . ( Brahmudra) . Gentle stretching your toes and rotation in clock wise and anticlockwise. Squeezing hip muscle , holding for few seconds and letting go. This simple practices repeated during flight will make a lot of difference.

Manipulating of breath in a flight with recycled air may not be the best idea. However, closing your eyes and repeating a chant or a syllabi would be of great help. For example a low pitch humming ( Brahmari ) is known to enhance nitric oxide in your nostril . This is excellent for your mind.

If you carry a music listening device, then loading it with an instrumental music which is relaxing is a very good idea. This will help you sleep better.
Covering your eyes will cut down on the light and will release melatonin. Thus, enabling you to sleep better.

Following the above, will make the journey pleasurable, better and with no discomfort to your fellow travelers.

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