21 Jun 2022|Gwalior

International Yoga Day 2022

Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” – The Bhagavad Gita. Yoga is not a religion; it is a way of living that aims towards a healthy mind in a healthy body. Yoga helps promote a balanced development of physical, mental and spiritual being of a person. It brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve a peaceful body and mind. Practice of Yoga also helps in increasing flexibility and improving respiration, energy and vitality. In a speech given at UN General Assembly on September 2014 our Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi said, “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well being.”

Amity University Madhya Pradesh completely believes that a healthy mind only resides in a healthy body. The students at our university are always made to understand the importance of yoga. It means addition – addition of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul.
The theme of this year’s Yoga Day celebrations is ‘Yoga for Humanity’.
The faculty and students are sensitized regarding the positive effect of yoga in the mind and soul. Yoga in daily life is a system of practice consisting of eight levels of development in the areas of physical, mental, social and spiritual health. When the body is physically healthy, the mind is clear, focused and stress is under control.
Event of Practicing Yoga, 21st June 2022:
Life is hectic today full of stress and worries. Practicing yoga will give you a peaceful mind and a healthy body. It will improve your body resistance towards ailments and help you concentrate more on work and studies. Realizing the supreme importance of Yoga and carrying forward above thoughts to put into practice, Amity University Madhya Pradesh celebrated the occasion of 8th International Day of Yoga on 21st June 2022. The event was a huge success.
It started with the address of Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 21st June 2022 from 6.30 am to 7.00 am of fundamentals of yoga and its importance for the young generation in terms of physical, mental, and spiritual benefits achieved through disciplined practice of Yoga.
All the faculty, staff and students listened to the address of Hon’ble Prime Minister
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that yoga has become a global festival as there is widespread acceptance of the ancient Indian practice as he participated in the eighth International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations in Karnataka’s Mysuru.
PM Modi said, “The acceptance of that amrit spirit of India which gave energy to India’s freedom struggle. That is why mass yoga demonstrations are being organised at 75 iconic locations across the country.”
On the occasion of International Yoga Day, President Ram Nath Kovind said, “Yoga is India’s gift to humanity, and it is a holistic approach to health and well-being, balancing mind, body and soul.”
Amity University Madhya Pradesh celebrated the festival of Yoga with the theme of Yoga for Humanity and encouraged the students and staff to practice yoga in regular lives.
Next, the practical session on Yoga practices was organized under the expert supervision.
Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of Amity University Madhya Pradesh himself participated in the Yoga Day Celebration and emphasized on the significance of Yoga for healthy mind and body in regular lives.
All faculty and staff members participated along with senior dignitaries for Yoga Day Celebration.
The practical session started with the prayer in meditative pose also called as “Sukhasana”. This was followed by Chaalan Krriya (free stretching) and Surya Namaskar. The subsequent sessions were devoted to practice of different kinds of Yoga Asanas, Kriya, Pranayama and Meditation.
Each of these sessions taught about different types of Yoga activities.
1. Yoga Asana (posture)
a) Standing Posture ( Five Asana)
1) Tadasana
2) Ardh Charkrasana
3) Virabhadrasana
4) Adhomukhasana
5) Utkatasana
b) Sitting Posture ( Five Asana)
1) Sharanagata Mudra
2) Supta vajrasana
3) Vakrasana
4) Baddh konasana
5) Utrasana
c) Prone Posture ( Five Asana )
1) Salabhasana
2) Bhujanasana
3) Bhekasana
4) Noukasana
5) Chaturranga Dandasana
d) Supine Posture ( Five Asana)
1) Uttapadasana
2) Setubandhasana
3) Pavanmuktasana
4) Chakrasana
5) Sarwangasana
2) Kriya.
a) Kapalbhati
b) Tratak
3) Pranayama
a) Bhastrika
b) Anuloma – Viloma (Nadisadhan)
4) Dhayan / Meditation in Siddhasna
a) Shambhavi Mudra
All the participants attended the programme very actively and took interest in all the sessions. They found all the sessions very useful and were very excited, enthusiastic and devoted during the entire program.
The session was well received by all the faculty and staff.