Press Esc to close
Sunday 21 December 2014
News updated at 7:15 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28°C
Min : 17.6°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

Don't commercialise yoga, says C T Ravi

Mangalore, Jan 18, 2013, DHNS:

National-level conference on ‘Yoga therapy 2013’ begins at Mangalore university

Minister for Higher Education and District-in-Charge Minister C T Ravi has called upon the yoga practitioners not to commercialise yoga, while marketing it.

Speaking at a national-level conference on ‘Yoga therapy 2013’ organised by the
Mangalore University and Department of Human Consciousness and Yogic Sciences and Dhamanidhi Yogapeetha and Department of AYUSH here on Friday, he said that there is a need to teach yoga fully, without ‘adulterating’ it.

“Yoga has been practiced since time immemorial. However, we realised the importance of Yoga only when foreigners were attracted towards it and started coming to India in search of peace and happiness through Yoga. Yoga should become part of life,” he added.

Stating that he practices Yoga for nearly 40 minutes, the Minister said that Yoga had helped him to be creative amidst hectic life.

“Yoga helps to understand strength within us. It is not a physical exercise. But is related to body and mind. It also helps in gaining self-confidence in life. Only self-confidence will take one to victory,” he added.

“We have understood that one can not get happiness through materialistic world. The real happiness and satisfaction can be gained through Yoga,” he added.

Yoga is one of the major contributions of our elders to the welfare of mankind. Our sages did not take patent for Yoga, as they believed in the welfare of humanity, he added.
Department of Human Consciousness and Yogic Sciences former director Dr K Krishna Bhat said that physical and mental sorrows can be overcome by practicing Yoga.

In his presidential address, Mangalore University Vice-Chancellor Prof T C Shivashankaramurthy said that Mangalore University was the first university in the country to start MSc in Yogic Science. It also offers diploma courses in Yoga to help the people of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada.

The conference intends to spread the value based knowledge of yogic science, to propagate the importance of yoga in life.

The conference is a platform of interaction for yoga therapists and also intends to create awareness about yoga therapy.

There will be special invited talks by the experts in the field like Dr Prakash Malshe, Vankata Reddy, Dr B N Gangadhar, Dr Ganesh Shankar and Dr N B Shukla.
Registrar Prof P S Yadapadithaya and Organising Secretary Dr K Krishna Sharma among others were present.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Christmas tree ornaments are displayed for customers at the Christmas ...

Christmas tree ornaments are displayed for customers at the Christmas ...

A cyclist takes a ride along the bike path off Truxtun Extension...

A cyclist takes a ride along the bike path off Truxtun Extension...

A participant during the Kambala, a traditional buffalo race...

A participant during the Kambala, a traditional buffalo race...

A large gathering at Virat Hindu Sammelan, organised by VHP...

A large gathering at Virat Hindu Sammelan, organised by VHP...

India's Ishant Sharma, center, celebrates with his teammates after he got the wicket...

India's Ishant Sharma, center, celebrates with his teammates after he got the wicket...

India's Umesh Yadav plays a shot during their play on day four of the second cricket test...

India's Umesh Yadav plays a shot during their play on day four of the second cricket test...

Australia's David Warner dives over the boundary rope trying to take a catch during their ...

Australia's David Warner dives over the boundary rope trying to take a catch during their ...

Indian American Richard Verma sworn-in as US Ambassador to India

Indian American Richard Verma sworn-in as US Ambassador to India

People takes protection against cold with woollens...

People takes protection against cold with woollens...

helicopter following a crash during the men's World Cup Downhill skiing...

helicopter following a crash during the men's World Cup Downhill skiing...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523