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Amity University Madhya Pradesh organizes a ‘Yoga Day’ on 17th April 2018

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.”

Realizing the supreme importance of Yoga for youngsters and carrying forward above thoughts to put into practice,Amity University Madhya Pradesh organized Yoga lecture and Yoga practice sessions for the students on 17 April, 2018.

Mr. Ravi pal, Sports Officer of Amity University Madhya Pradesh took a lecture on Yoga. He spoke on the fundamental of Yoga and told the students about its importance for the young generation in terms of physical, mental, and spiritual benefits achieved through disciplined practice of Yoga. Further he elaborated upon different factors that may impact the results of practicing Yoga, like excess food, excess talking, excess hard work and distraction of mind may have detrimental impact on physical health and mind of people and may severely limit the benefits of practicing Yoga.

Next, the practical session on Yoga practices was organized under the expert supervision of Ms. Bhumika Singh,Asst. Sports Officer, Amity University Madhya Pradesh. It started with the prayer in meditative pose by the students, 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 the students about different types of Yoga activities, as detailed below:

1)   Yoga Asana (posture).                                                        

a)   Standing Posture ( Five Asana)

1)  Uttanasana

2)  Ardh Charkrasana

3)  Virabhadrasana

4)  Trikonasana

5)  Vrikshasana

b)   Sitting Posture  ( Five Asana)

1)  Shashank asana

2)  Supta vajr asana

3)  Ardha Matsyendr asana

4)  Gomukh asana

5)  Utr asana

c)    Prone Posture  ( Five Asana )

1)  Salabh asana

2)  Bhujan asana

3)  Bhek asana

4)  Nouk asana

5)  Dhanur asana

d)  Supine Posture  ( Five Asana)

1)   Uttapad asana

2)  Setubandh asana

3)  Pavanmukt asana

4)  Chakr asana

5)  Sarwang asana

2)   Kriya.                                                                                 

a)     Kapalbhati

b)    Tratak

3)    Pranayama                                                                         

a)     Bhastrika

b)    Anuloma – Viloma (Nadisadhan)

4)   Dhayan / Meditation in Vajrasna

The Dean-Student Welfare and Dy. Dean- Student Welfare, Amity University Madhya Pradesh conveyed their message to the students highlighting the importance of Yoga for them. They also informed that the regular Yoga classes will be conducted for the interested students in future across the university.

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 Amity University Madhya Pradesh is committed towards organizing more such events in future for benefit of the society, young generation and, students in particular.

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