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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…

YVNites honored at KKSU 

In 12th Convocation of Kavi Kulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, Ramtek on March 6, 2024, YVN trained teacher (33rd YTTC Dadar), Smt Vanita Mugdam felicitated with gold medal for standing highest in M. A. in Yogashastra through open and distance education (ODL) by scoring 86.5 %…

YVN to conclude Golden Jubilee Celebrations 

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YVN organises events to promote Yoga 

Annual Exhibition Yoga Vidya Niketan, Member Institute of Indian Yoga Association held one day program on Annual Exhibition cum lectures on January 14, 2024 at Yoga Bhavan, Vashi, Navi Mumbai. After floral salute to statue of Swami Kuvalayanand and founder of YVN late Yogacharya Padmashri…

J&K UTCC announces Scholarship Certification Program 

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Chandigarh SCC organizes Yoga Camp 

Chandigarh State Chapter of Indian Yoga Association organized 5 Days Yoga Camp for a healthy Lifestyle at Government College of Commerce and Business Administration (GCCBA Chandigarh, a constituent college of the Panjab University), Sector 50, Chandigarh from February 26 – March 1, 2024. This boot…

Karnataka SCC conducts GBM at Art of Living Ashram 

Karnataka State Chapter Committee of the Indian Yoga Association organised its General Body Meeting on January 28, 2024 with the blessings of Gurudev Shri Shri Ravishankar, Chairman, Indian Yoga Association at the Art of Living International Center, Bengaluru. The event was attended by the members…

Chandigarh SCC celebrates Republic Day at Consulate General of India, Canada 

Glimpses of the Republic Day celebrations by Shri Ajit Handa, Chairperson, Chandigarh State Chapter Committee at Consulate General of India, Vancouver. He was on a vacation in Canada with is daughter.

SAHS and IYA celebrates International Mind Body Wellness Day 

The NSS unit, School of Allied Health Sciences, Salem, Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation (DU) in collaboration with Indian Yoga association celebrated International Mind Body Wellness Day on January 3. On the occasion an awareness programme was held at the Skill Lab Auditorium. Prof.Dr.B.Sendilkumar, Director, SAHS,…

Shree Kala Yoga organises Yoga Trainer Camp 

Shree Kala Yoga, Associate Centre, Indian Yoga Association in along with Gujarat State Yog Board organised Yog Trainer Camp in Gandhidham. As many as 35 trainee attended the 45 days long training camp that commenced on December 1, 2023. The camp culminated on January 16,…



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09 Apr 2024

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The Profound Harmony of Silence in Yoga Practice
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The Profound Harmony of Silence in Yoga Practice 

by Ms Prema Nagesh, Vyaniti Yoga

In the realm of yoga, a discipline renowned for its profound influence on both the body and mind, there exists an often understated yet crucial element: silence. This intrinsic aspect of silence within the context of yoga serves as a conduit for deeper connection, paving the way for a holistic sense of well-being.

As the world continues its bustling rhythm, the yoga mat unfurls as a realm of metamorphosis, with silence serving as the profound backdrop against which this transformation occurs. It’s not merely a void of external noise, but a purposeful transition into a realm of tranquility where the cacophony of thoughts and distractions dissolves.

Central to yoga’s practice is centering—an art that involves grounding awareness in the present moment. In the process of silencing internal chatter, practitioners create fertile ground for heightened sensitivity to their physical form, their breath’s rhythm, and the subtle sensations emerging during each practice. This practice of centering fosters a seamless fusion of body and mind, enriching the overall yogic experience.

Relaxation plays a pivotal role in recalibrating balance and dissipating accrued tension within the tapestry of yoga. Here, silence takes center stage, acting as a catalyst. By quieting both external and internal dialogues, practitioners find themselves fully immersed in each exhalation, facilitating the release of pent-up tension within the body. This interplay between silence and relaxation forms the very foundation of the practice.
At yoga’s core lies the magic of connecting the mind and body in a symphony of awareness. Silence emerges as the conductor, amplifying this harmonious union. Transitioning from the outside clamor to inner serenity, practitioners become attuned to the nuances of bodily signals and cues. This heightened mindfulness unveils an intimate understanding of the body’s requirements and boundaries, guiding them towards optimum alignment and graceful movement.

Yet, the journey of silence extends beyond the mat, into the realm of contemplation and self-realization. Silent moments become portals to introspection, where profound questions surface, unraveling insights into personal behaviors, thought patterns, and relationships. This introspective state is an integral step on the path to self-discovery, as advocated by diverse yogic philosophies.

Intriguingly, silence also enhances the potency of non-verbal communication—a language articulated through the body’s subtle nuances. It fosters a nuanced dialogue that discerns energy shifts, points of tension, and pockets of ease. Through this, practitioners evolve into astute observers of their own mental and physical states, enabling thoughtful choices both on and off the mat.

The embrace of silence isn’t confined to the yoga studio; it seamlessly integrates into daily interactions. Embracing quiet moments amidst conversational tumult infuses mindfulness, empowering individuals to respond with consideration rather than impulsivity. This transformative shift in communication enhances relationships, elevates decision-making, and cultivates an enduring sense of inner equilibrium.

In the tapestry of holistic well-being, the intricate thread that seamlessly weaves our body, mind, and spirit together is none other than yoga. As we journey through the realms of silence and introspection within the practice of yoga, we discover a sanctuary where transformation flourishes. Vyaniti Yoga stands as a guiding light on this voyage. With an expansive reach encompassing online yoga and therapy sessions, Vyaniti Yoga fosters connections that transcend boundaries.

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