JKYog India conducted 7 Day Yoga Challenge enthusiastically on the 8th International Day of Yoga from 15th June- 21st June 2022.
शरीरमाद्यं खलु धर्मसाधनम्. It is only through this body that we can attain anything that is attainable in this world. With this thought, the participants did yogasans, pranayam and guided mediation of Swamiji.
The event commenced on 15th June with a brief introduction to the JKYog System of Yog.
JKYog’s 5 arms:
1. Radhey Shyam Yogasan
2. Radhey Naam Pranayam
3. Roop Dhyan Meditation
4. Subtle Body Relaxation
5. Science of Healthy Diet
The main focus of JKYog yogic system is to focus on the name of the Divine while performing yogasan and pranayam.
योगश्चित्तवृत्तिनिरोधः To cease the fluctuation of mind is Yog. The second day of the yoga challenge started with this thought. We discussed Yogic Dinacharya:
1. Wake up early in the morning
2 Rinsing & cleansing of the senses
3. Oil massage of the body
6. Healthy & balanced diet
8. Personal hygiene
9. Good conduct
On Day 3rd, We discussed the origin of disease and meditated on the Universe and the self.
On Day 4th, We discussed the best and worst utensils used for cooking and meditated on how to develop love for God.
On Day 5th, We discussed the power of flowers and their uses in curing diseases and meditated on the form of Lord Jagannath.
On Day 6th, the participants shared their yoga and health tips and partook in a guided meditation on the form of Shree Krishna with Gurudev.
On the last Day, the participants shared their yoga videos and routine with us. The top 5 were displayed. The event ended with a special message from Swamiji.
Click on the links below to listen to Swamiji’s Yoga Day message:
The most beautiful of all creations is the human form. Even though the soul is divine, it is enmeshed by the material elements or sheaths that mask divinity. Swamiji talks about how personality traits are related to diseases of the body like arthritis to establish the mind-body connection.
In talking about the five sheaths, he described the physical body comprising the organs, bones, muscle tissue, and skin or the Annamaya kosha. Subtler than this is the life-force energy called Pranamaya kosha. It is the energy behind every atom, cell, organ, and body system. Even subtler is the Manomaya kosha which comprises the mind (thoughts), emotions (feelings), and the nervous system (sensations). The next and subtler layer is the Vigynamaya kosha associated with intelligence or wisdom that influences our consciousness. The deepest and the most subtle layer is called the Anandamaya kosha or that which is the source of bliss. This sheath constitutes the true nature of the soul. Various yoga poses enhance different types of koshas including Surya Namaskar and various forms of Pranayam or deep breathing.