'Yoga only Way to Attain Self-Reliance'
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17 June 2010
By Niriksha Shetty
As a result of the irregular lifestyles that have become a part of today’s stressful world, people are reverting back to traditional practices such as yoga to help complete their search for fulfilment and happiness. Keeping this in mind, the Times Foundation in association with Kaivalyadhama, Rotary Club and the Indian Yoga Association have launched a book, the Directory of Yoga Organisations of Mumbai and Greater Mumbai.
Marking the culmination of a year–long effort by these organisations, the book was released at Raj Bhavan by governor K Sankaranarayanan. The publication provides Mumbaikars with profiles of both private and charitable institutions engaged in teaching yoga. Some of these organisations also provide training, research facilities and medical help using yogic therapy.
“Yoga is an exercise propagated all over the world, and it can be extremely beneficial for all if practised in a proper, scientific manner. The best part about practising yoga is that the only equipment required is your body and time,” said the governor. Encouraging more people to take up yoga, he stated that it was never too late for people to engage in this practice.
Criticising people of the 21st century for being engrossed in the external world, Sitaram Shah, chairman of Yoga and Health Committee of the Rotary Club, said that it was time people recognised the power of their internal world.
“Yoga is absolutely essential for existence. It offers us the complete and only way to attain self–reliance,”added Shah.