Yoga is the ticket that is taking India all over the worldby John Smith Top Trending news
As part of the 6th International Yoga Day commemorations, the world’s first yoga university outside India has been launched in Los Angeles, offering programs that combine scientific principles and modern research approaches to the ancient Indian practice as per top trending national news.
The Vivekananda Yoga University (VaYU) was jointly launched on Tuesday by Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan and Chairperson of the Standing Committee on External Affairs P.P. Chaudhary during a virtual event held at the Consulate General of India in New York, which is great news for India itself.
Eminent Indian yoga guru Dr. H R Nagendra, Chancellor of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (SVYASA), is the first Chairman of VaYU. Addressing the virtual launch, Muraleedharan said Swami Vivekananda gave the message of universal brotherhood from the US and through the first of its kind yoga university outside India; the message of yoga will be broadcast from America to the world, as per top trending national news stories.
“As the symbol of India’s culture and heritage, yoga has become the means for unity and brotherhood in the world. Through the medium of yoga, we can give the message of world peace,” he said, adding that yoga provides mental balance and emotional stability. The event was jointly hosted by the Consulate General and Jaipur Foot USA Chairperson and founding director of VaYU Prem Bhandari.
In his message, Nagendra, well known as the yoga consultant to Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Swami Vivekananda “heralded the grandeur” of Indian yoga dimension to the world through his famous speech in Chicago in 1893. “Inspired by his teachings and the solutions he has given to meet challenges of the modern era, we took up this entire process of bringing yoga into the academic dimension,” he said.
He noted that the university “combines best of the East and best of the West. Best of the East is yoga and its applications and best of West is modern scientific research.” “We want to bring this integrated dimension of healthcare to the world at large - allopathy and the AYUSH systems,” he said, referring to the practice of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy in general.
India’s Consul General in New York Sandeep Chakravorty has said that New York has deep ties with yoga as many years ago Swami Vivekananda spent time in the city and wrote books on yoga which popularised the Indian practice all over the world. “It helped in making the US the adopted home of yoga,” Chakravorty said, applauding the efforts of Nagendra and Bhandari for the initiative. He underscored that VaYU will involve top-line research on yoga and further popularise it in America, where currently about 40 million people practice yoga regularly.
Bhandari has said that Swami Vivekananda, “a monk from India introduced Hinduism to the western world through his historic speech in Chicago in 1893. Now, 127 years later, another monk from India Dr H R Nagendra is bringing to the western world the age-old yoga science, Guru-Shishya Parampara by establishing this university.”
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