100% YOGA

Quotes from International Yoga Summit, Bangalore

05 Dec 2011 7:05 AM | Anonymous
The Art of Living Foundation and SVYASA Yoga University, Bangalore, jointly with Yoga Portuguese Confederation of Lisbon, Portugal organized an International Yoga Summit titled, Yoga: A Science for World Peace on Dec 4th & 5th, 2011, at The Art of living International Centre.


The focal theme of the summit is, ‘Yoga: A Science for World Peace’. HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Sri Ramadas, Minister for Medical Education, Government of Karnataka; HH Shri Swami Bala Gangadharanath of Adi Chun Chun Giri Mutt; HH Swami Paramátmánanda, BKS Iyengar, Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Pune; HH Dr. Nagendra, Vivekánand Yoga University, etc addressed at the Conference.


Sri Sri ji, Ramdev Baba ji, Iyengar ji & others signed proclamation for June 21 st as WORLD YOGA DAY.



Random Quotes from some of the speakers:


Swami Radhanathji:
"Yoga is the science of creating a strong foundation built on love and harmony.
It is very important to understand the authenticity of yoga.
Yoga is experience of that essential pleasure that we are looking for.
Yoga is the greatest need in the world today.
Yoga is universal gift of life and is the essence of all religions."
BKS Iyengarji:
" Please do not mistaken that asana is physical yoga.
Patanjali says that through asanas we experience the infinity.
Yoga asanas is not physical it is spiritual.
The internal and external is connected.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

" With Yoga and Vedanta, Ashaucha (lack of purity), Agyaana (ignorance), Abhaava (poverty), Adharma (lack of righteousness) vanish."
Baba Ramdevji:
The one who does yoga does not fall prey to the play of the mind.
... Just like how one seed can give rise to many, every mind is connected.
The work of yoga is to get one from lower state to the universal consciousness.
The ultimate truth is one that a experienced by a person. This truth has different forms.
5/12 discussion: Mental health through yoga.  Dr. Karthikeyai:
We keep talking about global peace, peace has to start from the individual.
The fastest growing spiritual movement and social movement is The Art Of Living.
The greatest contribution of India to the world is yoga, meditation and Ayurveda.
Studies prove that chanting and listening to meditation music help in healing to a great extent.
What we see is only 10% of what exists.
Yoga has done a lot of good to individuals, families, society and the world.
Dr. Gangadharji, NIMHANS:
In controlled atmosphere we found that Sudarshan Kriya helped to reduce depression.
Regular practice of yoga asana, can get people out of depression. The effect of asanas is just like an antidepressant tab.
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