Padma Vibhusan awardee santoor maestro, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma and well known actor, Anupam Kher grace the inaugural of The World Householders’ Yoga Convention 2012. The two day event would include exhibition open for public, experience centre for householders, a symposium and panel discussions .
Mumbai, December 25, 2012: The Yoga Institute, oldest organized centre of Yoga in the world, celebrates the completion of 94 years in Mumbai. On the occasion of its 94th Foundation Day celebrations, the institute inaugurates The World Householders’ Yoga Convention 2012 (WHY), a two day event on December 25 and December 26, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at The Yoga Institute in Santacruz East, Mumbai.
The two day event would include exhibition open for public, experience centre for householders, a symposium and panel discussions with experts. The exhibition will showcase the pioneering research done by The Yoga Institute in Therapeutic Yoga, Yoga Indology and Yoga Education. The panel discussions including leading personalities from the fields of medicine, education, corporate, and media would be on three topics – Yoga is Education for Life, Life style Management and Yoga in Healthcare Management and Yoga guide to Living life. And the experience centre facilitating programmes like Samattvam (means a balanced state of mind) will give the householders a chance to know the physical as well as the subtle (mental, emotional and spiritual) effects of Yoga. The convention emphasizes on recent case studies, sharing insights on ailments like cancer and complications arising due to diabetes and cardiac disorder. It also highlights few Yoga exercises and sattvic food that can successfully control the various physical and mental ailments.
Addressing the need of individuals today, Smt. Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra, Director of The Yoga Institute, said, “The key objective of the WHY Convention 2012 is to propagate a simplified form of Yoga for the common man and woman.As Patañjali, the compiler of the Yoga S?tras, emphasizes on control of the mind which is done on the intellectual as well as emotional level, we want to help each individual in the world to feel true relaxation of body and mind and learn how simple Yoga practices help to gain clarity of mind and strength of character.”
The event was graced by presence of famous personalities like Padma Vibhushan Awardee, Santoor Maestro, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, well-known actor, Anupam Kher, and popular singer, Sukhwinder Singh.
Continuing the legacy of Shri Yogendraji, founder of The Yoga Institute or the heart of modern Yoga renaissance 94 years later, the Institute through World Householders’ Yoga Convention desires to facilitate an individual to experience the physical, mental and spiritual effects of Yoga and how it can change an individual’s life. WHY convention’s aims to empower the householders with knowledge on the wonderful Yoga culture inherited from ancestors. Here ‘Householder Yoga’ is not a brand of Yoga, unlike many popular brands that exist today in the ‘Yoga market.’ It is simply a term to describe a simplified form of Yoga for the common man and woman as we believe that a householder does not require the extreme stretch of Hatha Yoga practices. Backward bending followed by forward bending till one can even touch the toes is enough for maintaining health, instead of doing a complete Cakrasana.
About The Yoga Institute
The Yoga Institute was founded on 25th December, 1918 by the Founder Shri Yogendraji. It found a permanent base in Santacruz, Mumbai, in 1948. Spread over one acre of land amidst nature, with three buildings dedicated to Yogic activities, this non-profit organization has been running on its own strength for 9 decades now. About 1000 persons visit the Institute every day for training, health benefits and consultations.