21 Jun 2023|Gwalior

International Day of Yoga

 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. 

Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” – The Bhagavad Gita.
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 - "Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" “?????? ?????????”
This year the theme of Yoga Day is- 'Yoga For Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam', i.e. yoga for the welfare of all in the form of 'One World-One Family'. It expresses the spirit of yoga, which unites and takes everyone along.
The faculty and students were 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 2023
Today, life is hectic, 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. Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation. It has a wide range of benefits for physical and mental health, including reducing stress, improving flexibility, and increasing strength.
Realizing the supreme importance of Yoga and carrying forward above thoughts to put into practice, Amity University Madhya Pradesh celebrated the occasion of 9th International Day of Yoga on 21st June 2023 on the theme ?????? ????????? . The event was a huge success. 
During his speech to the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed a dedicated yoga day. All 193 UN member states agreed to celebrate the International Day of Yoga on June 21. On June 21, 2015, the inaugural celebration took place.
Nations across the globe celebrated the 9th International Yoga Day on June 21. Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the celebrations at the United Nations (UN) headquarters with representatives from over 180 countries.
Amity University Madhya Pradesh celebrated the festival of Yoga with the theme “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" ??????????????? and encouraged the students and staff to practice yoga in regular lives.
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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 Celebrations 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 and highly appreciated by all the faculty and staff.