Minister for Ayush, Shripad Y Naik, has said that during the COVID pandemic, Yoga, India’s gift to the world, has helped people manage not only their physical but also their mental health, and praised The Yoga Institute Mumbai for both, its COVID-led initiatives during the pandemic, and also for 102 years of dedication to serve people and society.
Hon’ble Minister Naik was Chief Guest at a virtual meet organized to celebrate the completion of 102 years of The Yoga Institute, where he also introduced and soft-launched the TYI Meditation App, Nispanda, and lauded TYI’s several COVID-led initiatives.Hon’ble Minister Naik said, “I would like to congratulate the entire team at The Yoga Institute on completing 102 years of excellence and service to the humans of the world. Your dedication, honesty and integrity are helping to preserve the valuable Indian traditions of Yoga and changing the lives of millions of people around the world every single day. You … are the contributors to world peace. Yoga is India’s gift to the world, and The Yoga Institute has done a beautiful job of carefully delivering it to the people.”Minister Naik said that through the difficult times of the COVID pandemic, “people starting learning about the real value of Yoga. Yoga helped people to manage not only their physical health and immunity, but also mental and emotional wellbeing.” Minister Naik also praised The Yoga Institute’s COVID-led initiatives, saying, “Right from serving free meals to supporting the frontline warriors with Annam Brahma movement, The Yoga Institute went above and beyond its call of duty to touch as many lives as they could.”
He also announced the forthcoming launch of Nispanda, which he described as “the meditation app that the world has been waiting for. This app is meditation delivered to you in the palm of your hands. Nispanda is going to revolutionize the way the world has been meditating and it will take us a step closer to 360-degree health,” Minister Naik said.
Dr Hansa J Yogendra, Director – The Yoga Institute, said, “I thank the Honble Minster Shriman Shripad Y Naik ji and all our other distinguished guests today, for having graced The Yoga Institute’s celebration of completion 102 years in the service of society, nation and the world.“This year, to our service of Householder Yoga, we added several initiatives aimed to provide help and relief against the COVID pandemic. The Yoga Institute has always been committed to taking Householder Yoga to more and more people across India and the world, and our journey of 102 years of transforming lives has been made possible due to the vision and efforts of three generations of yogis led by our Founder, Yoga Guru Shri Yogendra ji, and the thousands of people who, over the past century, have been a part of The Yoga Institute’s family.“Today, as we enter our 103rd year, we have launched the Nispanda meditation app, and we remain committed to taking the vision of Yoga Guru Yogendra Ji of helping millions of people by bringing them the great benefits of Householder Yoga, for another hundred years and more,” Ma Hansa added.The Yoga Institute’s meditation app, Nispanda, which Minister Naik introduced, provides unparalleled knowledge and support for practitioners and students of meditation, and comes with a library of videos for guided meditation for each situation. The app is available on Android, iOS and the internet.
The Yoga Institute: 102 years of stellar service
Ever since it was founded on 25th December, 1918, by Yoga Guru Shri Yogendraji at Santacruz, Mumbai, The Yoga Institute, a non-profit organization, has contributed immensely to the holistic development of Yoga for the Householders, and its efforts and success have been powered by the efforts of three generations of Yogis led by Shri Yogendraji and including Mother Sita Devi, the late Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra, Dr. Hansaji J Yogendra, and Hrishi Jayadeva Yogendra.In 2018, it received the Prime Minister's Award for outstanding contribution for promotion and development of Yoga, conferred by the Ministry of AYUSH. It is also India’s first Yoga school to be certified by the Quality Council of India, Ministry of AYUSH.The Yoga Institute has more than 500 publications to its credit, and Shri Yogendraji’s books about Yoga are preserved in the oldest and the largest millennial time capsule in the world, the Crypt of Civilization at Oglethorpe University, USA, to be opened in the year 8113 AD.Dr Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra is the only woman Yoga guru to be invited by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi to share the stage at the first International Day of Yoga.Every day, about 2000 persons visit The Yoga Institute for training and health consultations. Over the years, the Yoga Institute has also certified more than 100,000 trained Yoga teachers who, in 120 countries, have been helping millions live better holistically healthy lives with the help of Householder Yoga(KNT)