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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27 May 2024


Yoga for Generation NEXT

Yoga for Generation NEXT 

Meetal Koticha Shah
Executive Trustee, Project ‘Life’ & Vice-Chairperson, IYA Gujarat Chapter

Youth are the future of tomorrow and representing it at every level. The work of the youth will take the country on the pathway of success. Youth is the promise for a better, brighter tomorrow. In present times of luxuries, social media and irregular lifestyle, it remains a huge challenge to assist and lead the next generation to healthier and happier ways to live a balanced and meaningful life.

Our nation has centuries old knowledge of health sciences. Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama being the important practices among them which are now recognized and acclaimed across the Globe.
Structuring a system to deliver this ancient knowledge treasure to the next generation can ensure great health benefits to the youth and can lay the foundation for their next generation to practice these as normal health regimes in their life style.

The invaluable health science knowledge can be transferred to them in two ways :

• Creating awareness regarding physical wellbeing – of mind & body.
• Inculcating knowledge of Darshan Shastra – beyond body and mind.

This health science presents extensive work in healing of body & mind, further unfolding progressive evolution towards beyond body and mind wellbeing. And the knowledge continues to grow with ongoing research.

Presenting great scope for experimentation, investigation and analysis, the need is to involve and enroll present as well as future generations to expand and strengthen the knowledge base in this incomparable gift to us from prior generation of scientists and masters of this practice.

Indian heritage of knowledge is wide spread and sound in every stream, may it be art & design, economics, literature or medicine. While the nation has in place established systems in various streams, an education system in Yoga Darshana takes its own priority place for future generations.

Together if we adopt synthesis of modern and ancient knowledge then we can generate extraordinary health standards and better lifestyle. Yogic living is not limited by age, sex, caste, creed or nationality and hence is Universal by nature.

Two significant messages can be given to the youth :

• Karmasukausalam – Efficiency in every action
• Samatvam Yogauchhayate – Harmonies development of self.

Yoga has multiple approaches – Asana, Pranayama, Bandhas, Mudras and Kriyas – which are easily suitable to practice by all generations. Though Yoga aims at the holistic development of higher characteristics in human persona, health of body and mind can be easily addressed through psychophysical approach of Yoga which is best suited to the need of youth in school, college and university to evolve healthier next generations.
The ancient Indian heritage system of Yoga Darshana deals with ethical and moral development of human beings through practice of Yama and Niyama.
Strengthening and healing physical body by practicing Asana, management of breathing by practicing Pranayama, minimalism by practicing Pratyahara, development and enhancement of human awareness and superconscious being by practicing Dharna and Dhayna. – all these work in tandem towards enhancing human potential from conscious to superconscious existence – Samadhi.

Youth today is well read, intelligent, versatile, analytical and have great energy. The energy needs to be channelized creatively which is best achieved through Yoga.

Success stories of many great people like Dr. A.P.J. Kalam, Mahatma Gandhi, Satayajit Ray, and Narayan Murti prove their success despite difficulties, not in absence of them. Learning from their life stories will bring about a stronger unification of modern science and ancient Indian knowledge.

In this era traditional practices of Yoga has to be presented in modern way to make it more appealing to the young generations. Let us create significant standards which will help youth to make Yoga as their lifestyle. In order to effectively transform the true message and meaningfulness of Yoga and the process and means need to be palatable, easy and interesting.

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