Kaivalyadhama to celebrate World Yoga Day tomorrow to promote the benefits of yoga with the country’s youth

Kaivalyadhama to celebrate World Yoga Day tomorrow to promote the benefits of yoga with the country’s youth

Dr Bhushan Upadya (Joint Commissioner of Police, Traffic), Dr Rajan Welukar (Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, University Of Mumbai), Dr D.R. Karthikeyan (Former CBI Director) & Shri Virdhawal Vikram Khade (National Swimming Champion) seen at Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute on the occassion of World Yoga Day celebration with students of the institute today.

 Kaivalyadhama to set up yoga centres at SNDT and Kalina campus of Mumbai University.

Institute to provide yogic training to traffic police constables and juvenile prisoners.

India’s one of the oldest and one of the most renowned yoga institute Kaivalyadhama of Lonavla will celebrate World Yoga Day tomorrow at its Mumbai campus at Marine Drive. As part of the celebrations, at 8 am in the morning, 250 young students of yoga carrying colourful posters and banners will march from Kalvalyadhama’s Marine Drive Campus to the sea front to create awareness about the holistic science of Yoga.

According to Mr Subodh Tiwari, Joint Director of Kaivalyadhama and convener of the World Yoga Day celebrations, the institute is on a mission to unite today’s youth with the benefits of yoga, who are drifting more towards materialistic pleasures and resulting agonies. This is for the first time that World Yoga Day is being celebrated in the country, he said.

Students of Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute practices Yoga at Marine Drive, Mumbai on the occasion of World Yoga Day celebrated first time in India on June 21st 2014  

 World Yoga Day celebrations on June 21 at Kaivalyadhama will be inaugurated by Shri J.S Saharia, Chief Secretary, Maharashtra State. The other dignitaries who will grace the occasion and speak to the audience will include Dr Rajan Welukar, Vice-Chancellor, University Of Mumbai, Dr Bhushan Upadyay, Joint Commissioner, Police (Traffic), film star Neha Dhupia, national swimming champion Virdhawal Vikram Khade and Dr D.R. Karthikeyan, former CBI Director.

On its mission to spiritually empower the youth, the University of Mumbai has tied up with Kaivalyadhama to initiate Yoga at its Kalina campus. The institute has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SNDT University to promote Yoga courses and practice . Kaivalyadhama is assisting Mumbai Traffic Police with yoga training to help its staff reduce stress. It is also working with juvenile homes of the country to reduce the stress levels of their inmates and radiate upon the right way of living life.

Kaivalyadhama has helped The National Council of Education Research & Training (NCERT) for formulating modules of yoga for schools across India. It is also partnering with various State Departments of Higher & Technical Education and universities to spread yogic education in schools, colleges and professional institutes across the country.

Students of Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute practices Yoga at Marine Drive, Mumbai on the occasion of World Yoga Day celebrated first time in India on June 21st 2014  

In his congratulatory message, Shri JS Saharia, Chief Secretary, Maharashtra State, said, “Today the world is becoming more agonistic. Problems, which could be solved by simple means, are getting more complicated. The core reason is the ever-rising ego, which needs to be understood. Practice of yoga and meditation helps on in achieving that inner connectedness, which will help in finding effortless solution to problems. I congratulate Kaivalyadhama in its efforts to take yoga among the youth of the country, which is the most significant requirement at the moment .”

For the celebrations, Rajan Welukar, Vice-Chancellor, University Of Mumbai, said, “A University is the gateway to the professional life of an individual. Application of yoga at the University level helps an individual stay self-less and stress-free and at the same time motivated. It enhances the productivityof an individual and thus increasing the productivity of the nation. I thank Kaivalyadhama for their assistance in setting up a yoga campus at Kalina. I urge other universities also to inculcate yoga as an integrated part of their campus life”

Dr Bhushan Upadyay, Joint Commissioner, Police (Traffic), said, “The life of a traffic policeman is one of the most stressful. If every staff of Mumbai Police, practice yoga, pranayama and meditation, he will be more healthy and stress-free and will be able to make a better social contribution than what he is able to make today. We would like institutes like Kaivalyadhama to train all our staff so that they could deliver their best contribution to the society.”

Fim Star Neha Dhupia in her message said, “I find yoga and meditation a lot rejuvenating and I make it a point to practice yoga daily for an hour. I have been practicing the ashtanga form of yoga which is healing me to tone my muscles, calm myself and obtain inner strength. The youth should integrate yoga into their everyday lives. This will help them staying unaffected in this highly competitive world .”

About Kaivalyadhama:

Kaivalyadhama is the oldest Yoga Institute in the world. Swami Kuvalayananda founded Kaivalyadhama in 1924 after being guided and inspired by his Guru’s philosophy that spirituality could uplift society. Kaivalyadhama has a Yoga training college, a unique Yogic Hospital, Scientific Research Department & Philosophico Literary Research Department. Kaivalyadhama’s specific aim is to bring together traditional Yoga with modern science and it has been steadily growing through the years.

In December 2012, Kaivalyadhama organized the largest international conference in yoga titled “International Conference on Yoga and Youth: Classical and contemporary perspectives” at Lonavala, which was attended by over 1,000 delegates from countries such as US, France, Brazil, China, Germany, Canada, Greece, Argentina, Portugal, Italy, Korea and Japan.