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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17 Apr 2024


Yoga for Universal Well Being

Yoga for Universal Well Being 

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

Ancient Indian lifestyle augmented with holistic practices ensured healthy wellbeing of people, reducing stress, agitation, nervousness.

With onset of contemporary, demanding & competitive ways of life and modern science, technology and superficial comforts, the work-life balance has been shattered or, at best, deranged.

People from the healthy era worked hard and yet managed to maintain a healthy mind, body and soul equilibrium. They achieved this with brilliantly organized and regularized way of living, with care, concern and consciousness for healthy & spiritual life-ingredients.

Early to bed and Early to rise, makes you healthy and wise was the testament in life and there was enough time spared for family, society, introspection, and spiritual rejuvenation.
Spiritual practices were a significant part of life, be it yoga, meditation, pranayama or religious devotion. There was always time for rhythm & harmony with self and with nature. Something that seems lost in today’s world of technology, gadgetry, confusion and the so called social platforms. We now become friends with Facebook friends whose face we may never get to see, but will not recognize the next door neighbor in the town! And we so easily forget to be friends with ourselves!!

What we have in our culture continues to diminish and the generation next remains in a state of denial and deprivation, sometimes depression.

This catastrophic state can be helped significantly, if not averted, by the practice of Indian holistic sciences – a truth quickly being realized and accepted the world over.
Yoga, meditation and pranayama in daily routine can elevate human state of physical & mental healing and contribute to Universal wellbeing in ways not many modern sciences ever can. The positive energies generated through yogic existence travel far and beyond towards creating a better world of peace, harmony and health, permitting appropriate alignment of self with the universe.

Charity begins at home and the responsibility to be healthy lies within.

In a world in chaos, where there is no time for anything, where self gets the least priority, where health depends on medical science in hands of others, lets us all rise and wake up, let us introspect and go retrospect.

Let’s take care of ourselves with simplicity & serenity and let’s teach our generation & the next, the secret of universal wellbeing – the incredible, invincible science of Yoga.

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