International Yoga Day 2023: “Yogakshema” hosts Lecture cum demonstration on “Access to Chakras through Yogic practice”

International Yoga Day 2023:  “Yogakshema” hosts Lecture cum demonstration on “Access to Chakras through Yogic practice”As a prelude to the celebrations on International Day of Yoga, the Indian Heritage Society organized an in-depth Lecture cum demonstration on “Access to Chakras through Yogic practice-Transformation of the being”   at their yoga institute “Yogakshema” at “65-67 Deendayal Upadhyaya Marg, Rouse Avenue, New Delhi”.

Indian Heritage Society, under the guidance of Ms. Nivedita Joshi, the founding managing secretary, who is a disciple of Late Yogacharya Dr. B.K.S Iyengar and herself, has been making efforts to make the knowledge of Yoga accessible to persons from all walks of life including people with physical impairment for last 23 years. She is the recipient of the first Ladies Award instituted by the Government of India for her contribution of the Yoga Manual in Braille for the visually impaired, a first of it’s kind in the world which was released Internationally on UNESCO’s  First International Day of Yoga celebrations in Paris.

Our Prime Minister’s keen interest and efforts have further brought “Yoga” a unique Heritage of India, to the forefront and international recognition and has resulted in 21st June now being celebrated as the International Day of Yoga.

Dr Murli  Manohar  Joshi,  
Former Cabinet Minister and co-founder of the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party a distinguished thinker, and Guest of Eminence, set the tone of the proceedings by laying emphasis on the origins of Yoga and its potential in the modern world as an invaluable resource for tackling the conflicts and challenges faced by humanity today in different geographical parts of the world.   According to him “Mankind is witnessing an unprecedented fragmentation of society and atomization of the family. People define their social interactions on functional terms rather than on the emotional plane.  For Humanity to survive and thrive,  Yoga is an important resource as Yoga is something beyond physical health and material wealth. The human persona is not only a body but is also a mind, an intellect, and a soul, and Yoga attempts to harmonize all of them in the process, one attains a healthy body, a sharp intellect, and a focused mind capable of realizing the unity between the personal Consciousness and the universal or Cosmic consciousness”. In his opinion,  the statement of former UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon on the International Yoga day that “ we should do this ( yoga) before every negotiation so that we can work with a calm mind “ indicates that some meaningful thinking has set in. According to Dr. Joshi “ It can be argued that if the international negotiations could be held on the basis of the yogic tenets along with a calm mind, a new culture of conducting world affairs and international relations might evolve in future .perhaps this could lead to a peaceful and non-violent planet.

Ms.  Nivedita Joshi, Managing Secretary of the Indian Heritage Society and Yoga teacher,  showcased insights about the revolutionary and path-breaking possibilities of accessing Chakras, in making alternate treatment options through yoga practice by persons with critical health issues, its prevention, and overall well-being .with a presentation of live cases. This work is extremely beneficial in the present context in view of limitations in modern medicine in some critical illness and the associated exorbitant medical costs.

Shri Arif Mohammed Khan, former cabinet Minister, Hon’ble Governor of Kerala and  Guest of Honour awe struck by the detailed scientific  presentation of Ms. Nivedita Joshi and execution by her team from Yogakshema, stressed the need on a more collaborative approach between the modern science and Yoga  and said “This session was   an enlighting and enriching  experience for  him,  and the need to spread awareness of  the potential “Yoga “

He quoted “ Etam sat Vipra bahudha Vadanti ” One Gof is worshipped in different names, Literally meaning Truth is one which is perceived differently “According to him, India is known for unity in diversity & yoga is again a gift from India to unite the mankind

He appreciated Ms. Nivedita Joshi for her contribution and efforts in the field of Yoga. He further encouraged her Yogakshema team to spread the light of Yoga for the benefit of society at large.

The Function was attended by seniors from the government, Industry, eminent guests from medical, academics, fraternity, and Iyengar yoga practitioners and seekers from around the globe.