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Yoga is a remarkable scientific system as it connects Atma to Parmatma: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

21 Jun 2018

While addressing the state level Yogabhyas Programme held at the Lal Parade Ground in Bhopal on the occasion of International Yoga Day, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Yoga is a remarkable scientific system. It connects Atma to Parmatma and is an effective medium to stay healthy. Yoga keeps the heart joyous, intellect sharp and body healthy.

Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thawarchand Gehlot presided over the programme. Director of Yoga Institute, Mumbai Yoga Guru Smt. Hansa Jaidev Yogendra was the chief guest on the occasion. Among those present on the occasion were Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, Chairman Municipal Corporation Shri Surjeet Singh Chouhan, Chairman Bhopal Development Authority Shri Om Yadav, Chief Secretary Shri B.P Singh and Director General of Police Shri R.K. Shukla. Officers, Yoga lovers and school children in a large number attended the state level programme.

CM Shri Chouhan said Yoga should be practised regularly. Referring to an accident that he met within the year 1998, the Chief Minister said that at a point in time, I thought it would never be possible for me to walk. But miraculously with regular Yoga practice, today I am able to work for 18 hours a day daily. Establishing the importance of Yoga, he said that one must practise Yoga and inspire others also. With regular practice of Yoga, one can stay healthy. It also reduces the expense on medicines and fills life with renewed energy and joy.

The Chief Minister said that the history of Yoga dates back to thousands of years. Our saints and seers have developed the Yoga-Vidha to live life after several years of hard penance and meditation. India has given the message of Yoga, world fraternity, welfare and harmony to the world. Referring to the contribution of Swami Baba Ramdev in the globalisation of Yoga, he said that the world’s most popular leader Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has established Yoga in the world.

The Yogabhyas started with the Omkar sound. The kriyas practised in the programme included Yogasana, Kapalbhati, Pranayam, and Dhyana. The Yogasanas included Tadasana, Vrikshasana, Padahastasana, Ardh Chakrasana, Trikonasana, Bhadrasana, Vajrasana, Ardha Ushtrasana, Ushtrasana, Shashankasana, Uttanamandukasana, Vakrasana, Makrasana, Bhujangasana, Shalabhasana, Setubandhasana, Uttanpadasana, Ardh Halasana, Pavanmuktasana, Shavasana, Adi Asana and Nadishodhan, Sheetali and Bhramari Pranayam.

Direct telecast of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s address was shown at a programme organised in Dehradun on International Yoga Day at the beginning of the programme.