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Daaji’s Message from Kanha! 

Heartfulness proposes meditation on the heart with an aim of attaining subtler levels of consciousness. The heart is not merely a pump for blood circulation – its role goes far beyond that. References in ancient Indian literature on Yoga, especially that from Sages like Patanjali,…

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03 Jul 2022

Category: Editorial


IYA aims to Propagate the Fundamental Essence of Yoga 

Guest Editorial Yoga has found a special place in the heart of governance since 2014. Many firsts have been achieved. The declaration of International Day of Yoga, The National Entrance Test in Yoga, National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) formulating a committee to draft a…


Path Markers and Breakers 

Why do we spend our lives searching for a path to truth when we can create our own path through the Wilderness of Samsara? The world needs path makers and breakers, not path takers. It is much easier to follow a path, than to constantly…


Yoga, The Gem of Humanity 

Yoga is one of the most common words in the world today and carries various connotations depending on its usage. It has been defined in various manners as an art and science as well as the process of conscious evolution. Swamiji Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj…


Hope Springs Eternal in my Breast! 

We human beings are driven by many factors, one of which is hope. An eternal, positive, expectant resolve that all will end up as well as it could. Alexander Pope reminded us of the eternal nature of such a feeling when he said, ‘Hope springs…



Ammaji Yogacharini Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani Call the keepers of the Cosmic Law! Sound the high alert! Man the battle stations! Our precious jewel “YOGA” has been word-napped! The culprits – the six ancient enemies of the spirit: the Shatripu: Kama desire; Krodha – anger; Lobha…


Becoming a Noble Human Being through Yoga 

The science and art of Yoga has for millennia guided humanity in its search for truth. Even in each individual’s personal and social life, Yoga has provided tools and techniques to manifest health, happiness, social harmony and spiritual realization. So many cultural concepts of Yoga…


Yoga Therapy or Yogopathy? 

The art and science of Yoga aims to help us regain our psycho-physiological balance by removing the root cause of the disharmony (duhkha samyoga viyogam yoga samjnitham — Bhagavad Gita VI: 23). Yoga understands health and well-being as a dynamic continuum of human nature and…


Yoga and Adaptive Resilience 

As human beings, it is inevitable that we have our share of ups and downs. Something always pushes us down, throws us off-balance and makes us uneasy. During such moments, it is imperative that we stop, take a step back and observe ourselves objectively to…


Thoughts on Yoga as a Science 

According to Yogamaharishi Dr Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj, one of the foremost authorities on Rishiculture Ashtanga Yoga in the last century, Yoga is not only a science but is also the “Mother of all Sciences” because it contains within its vast ambit of ancient…