Jigani, Bengaluru, Dec 20: It was unique gathering in the form of the 19th International Yoga Conference on Frontiers in Yoga Research & Its’ applications, being organized at S-VYASA. Yoga University, Bengaluru. The theme of the conference is “Yoga for Global Health, Peace and Education”. This has evolved as a result of consequences the world has been facing with regards to health, education and peace.
Remarkable advances in science and technology have provided powerful tools in the fields of diagnosis, surgery and target oriented pharmaceuticals and has actually taken us away from the natural and healthy living. We are obsessed by the conventional modern medical system for treating life style related disorders, which can be easily treated by mere life style changes and few healthy habits. Modern medicine is promising in managing these disorders but remains far unsuccessful in rendering a cure.
Yoga is an Art, a Science and Philosophy. More practically it is a way life. It was the subject of various eminent dignitaries who were present in the Inauguration of the International Yoga Conference on 20th Dec.2011 at 5.00 pm in Prashanti Kutiram. Dr.H.R.Nagendra, Vice Chancellor, S-VYASA spoke of the research base wealth of knowledge which the university has. He also mentioned about USA’s huge funding on defense, which could if be utilized for health issues, it could be five years budget for the whole world. The power hunger has to be reduced. Materialized world has to be regulated.
Swami Gautamanadaji, President, RK Math, Chennai released the book – The Evolution of Enlightenment, which explains the new relationship between the new enlightenment and moksha.
The ex-Chief Minister Sri Yedurappa, wished all the delegates of the conference the greater heights of enlightenment.
Dr.Acharaya, Education Minister, Govt. of Karnataka said that Karnataka has first state to have UG and PG level Yoga Courses.
HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Guruji, Founder of Art of Living said that “Science and Spirituality” were never contradictory. He said that if you understand an atom, you will understand spirituality. Yoga is not a philosophy to be kept in a library but is to be lived. Sri Sri Ravi Shakar answered a question about Russia banning the Bhagat Gita! He said that banning the Bhagawat Gita is injustice to the people of Russia and an insult to 1.2 billion people of India.