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 resides only in a healthy body. The students at our university are always made to understand the importance of yoga. 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.
Eventof Practicing Yoga, 21st June 2018:
Realizing the supreme importance of Yoga and put thoughts into practice, Amity University Madhya Pradesh celebrated the 4th International Day of Yoga on 21st June 2018. The faculty, staff and students, led by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor,AUMP, Lt Gen V K Sharma, AVSM (Retd.) gathered in the Basket ball court at 5.45 AM to celebrate the 4th International Day of Yoga 2018.
The event was divided into two sessions.
The day started with a lecture on fundamentals of yoga and its importance for the young generation in terms of physical, mental, and spiritual benefits achieved through disciplined practice of Yoga.
Next, the practical session on Yoga practices was organized under expert supervision. It 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 the students about different types of Yoga activities.
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.
LIST OF ASANAS PERFORMED:
1. Yoga Asana (posture)
a) Standing Posture ( Five Asana)
2) Ardh Charkrasana
b) Sitting Posture ( Five Asana)
3) Ardha Matsyendrasana
c) Prone Posture ( Five Asana )
d) Supine Posture ( Five Asana)
b) Anuloma –Viloma (Nadisadhan)
4) Dhayan / Meditation in Vajrasna
The programme with the last Aasan, culminated the yoga day celebrations that included putting up notices of yoga day celebrations across the campus & Yoga training practice for students.