June 6, 2022

Mysuru: With just two weeks left for the main International Day of Yoga (IDY) on June 21 where Mysureans will perform with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the first official rehearsal based on common Yoga protocol was held yesterday morning at the sprawling Mysore Palace with the imposing structure in the backdrop.

In the earlier weeks, Yoga rehearsals were held at various locations to draw more and more people in the run-up to the June 21 mega event. While the first rehearsal was held at Maharaja College Grounds on May 22 and the second rehearsal was held at Suttur Mutt on May 29. The second official rehearsal based on Yoga protocol will be held next Sunday (June 12), aiming to gather 20,000 people.

This morning, over 10,000 Yoga enthusiasts including children, senior citizens, students and the public took part in the rehearsal which was inaugurated by Avadhoota Datta Peetham Seer Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji by lighting a lamp. The Swamiji also watered a sapling on the occasion marking the International Environment Day.

The 90-minute rehearsal comprised prarthane, chalana kriya (warm-up), asanas like Samasthiti, Tadasana, Vrikshasana, Padahastasana, Bhadrasana, Vajrasana, Makarasana, Ardha Halasana, Shavasana etc., Kapalbhati, Pranayama, Dhyana, Sankalpa and Shanti Mantra as mentioned in the common yoga protocol.

Ganapathy Swamiji said that Yoga was born in the ‘Narasimha’ avatar. “Lord Anjaneya preached Yoga to mankind while Patanjali Swamiji popularised it. Every action of a human being includes one or the other yoga posture,” he said.

Stating that he started Yoga at his Ashram in 1976, Ganapathy Swamiji said that many people made fun of it.  “I later started ‘Dattakriya Yoga’. Yoga must be practised at least 30 minutes a day. From ‘Hata Yoga’ one can control their body and mind. Modi’s visit to Mysuru is a pride to the district. This year’s IDY must be completely dedicated to the PM. Modi has made Yoga reach the international level,” he added.

Sri Yoganarasimhaswamy Temple, Vijayanagar Founder Bhashyam Swamiji said that Mysuru is a Clean City, Heritage City, Palace City and Cultural City. From now on after PM’s visit, it will become a Yoga City. Mysuru District Minister S.T. Somashekar and MLA S.A. Ramdas also spoke on the occasion

In-charge Mayor Sunanda Palanetra, MUDA Chairman H.V. Rajeev, Mysore Palace Board Deputy Director T.S. Subramanya, MLA L. Nagendra, Yoga Federation of Mysore President and GSS Foundation Head D. Srihari, Yogacharya Dr. Satyanarayana Jois, Yoga Federation of Mysore Vice-President Satyanarayana, Treasurer B.P. Murthy, Secretary Dr. P.N. Ganesh Kumar, Organising Secretary S. Shashi Kumar and others were present.


June 3, 2022

Mysuru: With less than 20 days to go for the all important International Yoga Day event in Mysuru on June 21, to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, two top officials from Delhi held a closed door meeting in the city yesterday morning with officials of the District Administration.

Vikram Singh, Director, Ministry of AYUSH, New Delhi and Dr. Eshwar Basavareddy, Director, Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, Delhi, held talks with top officials of the District Administration at the Deputy Commissioner’s Office.

The meeting was attended by DC Dr. Bagadi Gautham, ADC Dr. B.S. Manjunathaswamy, ZP CEO B.R.Poornima, SP R. Chetan, City Police Commissioner Dr. Chandragupta, DCPs Pradeep Gunti and Geetha Prasanna, MCC Commissioner G. Lakshmikantha Reddy, MUDA Commissioner G.T. Dinesh Kumar, State AYUSH Department Commissioner Ramachandra,  Deputy Director Dr. Seetha-lakshmi and other officials.

The meeting discussed in detail  the preparations underway and security measures at the Palace premises for the grand event and also deliberated on shifting the venue to Chamundi Vihar Indoor Stadium  at the last minute, only in case of incessant rains on the day of the event.

After receiving vital inputs and other details, Vikram  Singh and Dr. Basavareddy are said to have directed the District Administration not to allow more than 12,000 participants in the Palace premises as a safety and security measure, it is learnt.

Later, Singh and Dr. Basavareddy, along with officials of the District Administration went to the Palace premises, the venue of the event, for a spot inspection. The team went around the entire premises of the Palace and discussed plans to erect two stages at two different points in Palace premises, it is learnt.

Palace Board Deputy Director T.S. Subramanya provided inputs on the geographical features of the Palace premises.


May 31, 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to participate in the International Yoga Day celebrations to be held in Mysuru on June 21 as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav‘, an official communication from the Karnataka Chief Minister’s office stated on Monday.

Modi held a video conference with Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to discuss the preparations for the event.

“All the preparations have been completed. The stage is set to conduct the International Yoga Day in a big way at the Mysuru Palace premises in Karnataka and I am looking forward to your arrival,” Bommai told the Prime Minister.

State Chief Secretary P Ravikumar, Additional Chief Secretary Vandita Sharma, CM’s Principal Secretary N Manjunath Prasad and other officials were present.

The Union Ministry of Ayush had earlier confirmed the 8th International Day of Yoga (IDY) at Mysuru city on June 21.

The Ministry had written Karnataka Chief Secretary P. Ravikumar and asked him to issue directions to all the concerned to make arrangements for the successful organisation of the main event of IDY-2022.

The letter said “the preparations for IDY-2022 are already underway. As the upcoming 8th IDY is falling in ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ year, this Ministry plans to observe IDY at 75 iconic sites across the country. This year, the IDY will be focused on Branding India on the global stage.”


May 23, 2022 4

The Union Ministry of Ayush has confirmed the observance of 8th International Day of Yoga (IDY) at Mysuru city, which is known as the cultural capital and major historic destination of Karnataka on June 21.
The Ministry of Ayush has written to Chief Secretary of Karnataka P Ravikumar regarding the matter and directed him to issue necessary directions to all the concerned to make arrangements for successful organisation of the main event of IDY 2022. “The preparations for IDY-2022 are already underway. As the upcoming 8th IDY is falling in ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ year, this Ministry plans to observe IDY at 75 iconic sites across the country. This year, the IDY will be focused on Branding India on the global stage,” the letter read.
Every year, the main event of IDY observation happens in a particular city where thousands of people participate in Mass Yoga Demonstration by following Common Yoga Protocol. The main event of IDY observation is led by the Prime Minister himself. The main event of this IDY observation will be held in Mysuru.


May 19, 2022 1

The organisations included the Mysuru Yoga Federation and it said that they were hopeful that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would lead the Yoga Day celebrations from the city. Their hopes have been shored up following an invitation extended to the PM by Mysuru MP Pratap Simha consequent to which a team of officials from Delhi conducted site inspections recently.

The Sunday preparatory meeting was held at the Yoga Narasimhaswamy temple and the first rehearsal entailing practice of yogic exercises, pranayama and dhyana, was also conducted.

The main event of the Yoga Day will be conducted in Mysuru and banners and posters were released. The organisers said that in anticipation of the Prime Minister’s participation — though it is not officially confirmed – the yoga schools in the city will conduct an awareness drive on the Yoga Day and seek more public participation.

There are scores of yoga schools in Mysuru and they were training teachers who will impart lessons to beginners and prepare them for the yoga day, according to the organisers.

May 9, 2022

Our body’s immune system plays a pivotal role in our health.  It fights viruses, bacteria and defends us from ailments. For years, medical practitioners have emphasized the importance of building immunity, which can be achieved by adopting a healthy lifestyle. A nutritious diet, healthy sleeping habits and physical activity such as Yoga, enhances our body’s natural defence mechanism.

Yoga is more than just an exercise. It is a way of life. A 5000-year-old subtle science, it focuses on bringing harmony between the mind and the body. It is a combination of physical exercise, diet control, breathing techniques and concentration, which strengthens the body and relaxes the mind. This, in turn, improves immunity.

Here are 3 ways in which Yoga helps boost our immunity:

1. It reduces stress:

Stress is one of the leading causes of sickness. This is because stress reduces our immune system’s ability to fight off antigens, making us more susceptible to infections. Here are 2 Yogasanas that help reduce stress.

  • Sasakasana: Also known as the rabbit pose, it is the perfect yoga posture for reducing stress. It supplies blood to the crown of the head, which helps in relieving stress. It also strengthens the spine, stretches the back and shoulders while stimulating the immune and endocrine systems.
  • Shavasana: Also known as the corpse pose, it helps reducing anxiety and blood pressure. It’s also effective in treating Insomnia. This position requires you to completely relax your mind and body while focusing only on breathing.

2. It strengthens the respiratory health:

Breathing practices of Yoga, helps maintain the health of our respiratory system. Controlled breathing improves blood flow, lowers stress levels and increases the efficiency of our lungs.

Here are 2 Yogasanas, practicing which will help improve respiratory health.

  • Nadishodhana Pranayama: Also known as alternate nostril breathing, it is a powerful breathing practice that helps strengthen the respiratory system while reducing stress and anxiety. It also purifies and balances the subtle energy channels, thereby ensuring a smooth flow of Prana (life force) through the body.
  • Kapalabhati Pranayama: It involves forceful breathing, which strengthens the lungs and increases its capacity. Practising Kapalbhati regularly helps remove blockages from the heart and lungs. It also helps to clean frontal sinuses.

3. It ensures optimal functioning of all organs:

Practising Yogasana improves blood circulation. This ensures all the organs get enough blood flow for their optimal functioning. These are 2 Yoga postures which stimulate blood flow in the body.

  • Trikonasana: Also known as the triangle pose, it helps stimulate and improve blood circulation throughout the body. It also reduces blood pressure, stress and anxiety.
  • Ushtrasana: Also known as the camel pose, it increases blood circulation and stimulates the thyroid gland. It also helps to strengthen the spine and calm the nervous system.

May 5, 2022

Nowadays we live in a world with a busy schedule, school pressures, incessant lessons, and competitive sports to hurry everything up. We usually do not have that much time to think that these influences are stressful for our kids. This influences made students life robotic. Yoga has positive results as well as adults. Yoga makes students more patience and more proactive. Yoga also helps kids to relax and boost their memory. Here are some proven results of the benefits of yoga for students parents should know and make them practice it to make their child’s life healthy.

Yoga Poses For Students:

Yoga is also beneficial for kids. We should know poses of benefits of yoga for students before practicing. So here are some yoga poses that are more beneficial for kids. They are…

  1. Ardha Chandrasana or Half Moon Pose
  2. Balasana or Child’s pose
  3. Bhujangasana or Cobra Pose
  4. Dhanurasana or Bow Pose
  5. Halasana or Plough Pose
  6. Naukasana or Boat Pose
  7. Padmasana or Lotus Position
  8. Shavasana or Corpse Pose
  9. Setu Bandha Sarvangasana or Bridge Pose
  10. Vrikshasana or Tree Pose

These are the poses of yoga which are most beneficial for Kids… So let’s check out the benefits…

Benefits Of Yoga For Students:

here are the benefits kids can have by doing yoga…

Refines Balance and Coordination:

Yoga refines balance. Practicing yoga from childhood makes you balance perfectly. So teach and practice yoga to your children to make their balance good. Making a good balance is important for students.

Develops Focus and Concentration:

Yoga brings peace of mind that helps your child to make focus and to concentrate on their studies and other activities. Yoga is very important for the student as it improves our concentration.

Boosts Self-Esteem and Confidence:

Yoga helps children to boost confidence. Regular practicing of yoga helps your child to grow self-confidence. That can concur any problems of their life. They can stay active and can do every work with confidence and it helps them to succeed.

Strengthens the Mind-Body Connection:

Yoga is a spiritual activity that cleanses our mind and body and makes a good connection between our mind and body. It strengthens mind and body to face a hard situation and make your child solve any hard situation.

Promotes a Healthy Body:

Yoga promotes a healthy body. Yoga keeps many health-related problems at bay. It gives your child a healthy life. Yoga delivers oxygen to all over the body that keeps our heart healthy.

Manage Stress Through Breathing:

With so much homework and pressure, children get stressed out. Yoga helps children to reduce stress. Yoga makes children more energetic and helps them to reduce stress.

Yoga is beneficial for everyone. There are some benefits of yoga for students. So students must do yoga to get a life and life healthy…

April 22, 2022

“I was proud when informed that I was elected as working president of the 2022 International Yoga Day celebrations at Mysore. The Yoga Day is being celebrated throughout the world in 178 countries, mainly due to efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. If we want to invite the Prime Minister for the function, we have to give something special. It will be special if we do a great programme together with all the yoga institutions in Mysuru and teach Yoga to everyone. Some people think that by practicing Yoga, diseases can be cured and there are several examples before the society of this nature”, Ramadas said.

“When I was the Minister of Medical Education, I had the opportunity to start a large naturopathy and yoga center in Mysuru. One has to wonder if the message that the Prime Minister will come to Mysore’s Yoga Day will be shared by various media, from small children to adults. We have to see that Yoga is propagated rapidly throughout the Mysuru city and encourage everyone to take up practice every day. Let us also remember the great people who have dedicated their lives to Yoga during International Yoga Day, he said.

Bhashyam Swamiji, Head of GSS Srihari, members of various Yoga associations, institutions were present.

The MLA also inaugurated a cycle jatha to bring awareness in public about Yoga.

April 9, 2022

Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his office and invited him to inaugurate the International Yoga Day celebrations in Mysuru on June 21 this year. He was accompanied by Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, who facilitated the meeting.

In a press release, the MP has stated that he had highlighted the importance of Mysuru in spreading yoga far and wide.

“Famed for being the birthplace of Ashtanga Yoga, Mysuru is the perfect location to learn and practise this fairly dynamic form of yoga. Mysuru has a rich history of contributing to the preservation, development and promotion of yoga practices through the teachings of great personalities like Pattabhi Jois and others. Nowadays, tens of thousands of people across the globe are benefiting from the practice of yoga which is blossoming and growing more vibrant every day,” the MP said in his request letter to the PM.

“Mysuru is a hub of learning, practising, and teaching yoga. Several renowned yogic scholars and gurus have established bases here and nurtured the art to reach global levels. Ever since the United Nations declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga in 2015, Mysuru has been observing this day in a befitting manner, by mobilising tens of thousands of people from all walks of life to demonstrate social responsibility towards making a difference in the local community by creating a culture of wellness,” Simha said.

“Mysuru created a world record in 2017 through the participation of over 55,506 people. The Mysuru District Administration, Nehru Yuva Kendra (Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India), Yoga networking organisations, NGOs, educational institutions and other inter-connected departments collaborated in this programme,” he said inviting the Prime Minister.

April 5, 2022

Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India. Yoga comes from the Sanskrit root yuj, “to yoke or bind together.” Yoga is a teaching system that aims to unite the body, mind, and spirit. The goal of yoga is to create harmony and balance in the individual.

There are many different types of yoga, each with its unique focus and benefits. Hatha yoga, for example, emphasizes physical postures and breathing exercises, while Kundalini yoga focuses on awakening energy within the body. However, no matter what type of yoga you practice, you can experience the countless benefits of this ancient practice. Yoga can help to improve flexibility, strength, and stamina. It can also help to reduce stress and anxiety, enhance mental clarity, and promote overall health and well-being. Here are ten health benefits of yoga that you can experience in your own life:

1. Yoga improves flexibility

Flexibility is crucial because it allows us to move more freely and less pain. Yoga is one of the best ways to improve flexibility, as it involves a variety of stretches and poses. Over time, yoga can help you become more flexible and agile. This can help you perform everyday activities with greater ease and less discomfort.

2. Yoga improves strength

Strength is another essential attribute for overall health and wellbeing. Yoga helps to build muscle strength and tone while also improving joint stability. As you practice yoga over time, you will gradually see an increase in your strength and endurance levels. This can help you stay active and do the things you love without feeling limited by your strength or stamina.

3. Yoga reduces stress and anxiety

Stress and anxiety can take a toll on our mental and physical health. Yoga is an effective way to reduce stress and anxiety, as it helps to calm the mind and relax the body. In addition, yoga teaches us how to cope with stress healthily. When we learn how to manage our stress levels, we can reduce the adverse effects of stress on our health.

4. Yoga improves mental clarity

The practice of yoga can help us focus better and achieve a clearer state of mind. The poses, breathing exercises, and meditation involved in yoga help to improve concentration and clarity of thought. This can be beneficial in all aspects of life, from work to school to personal relationships.

5. Yoga promotes overall health and well-being

Yoga is a holistic practice that promotes physical, mental, and emotional health and wellbeing. When we incorporate yoga into our lives, we become more balanced and harmonious. Yoga helps us to connect with our inner selves and find peace within. This can lead to a more positive outlook on life, improved breathing, and a calmer sense of being.

6. Yoga helps to reduce pain

Many people find that yoga helps to reduce the pain they experience from various conditions and injuries. The poses and stretches involved in yoga help stretch and massage the muscles and joints, which can help reduce pain. In addition, the relaxation techniques practiced in yoga can help to ease muscle tension and promote healing.

7. Yoga helps to improve circulation

Circulation is essential for overall health and wellbeing. Yoga can help improve circulation by stretching and activating muscles and joints. The poses and stretches involved in yoga improve blood flow and heart function. This can lead to improved energy levels, better cardiovascular health, and a reduced risk of heart disease.

8. Yoga helps to reduce inflammation

Inflammation is a common problem that can lead to various health issues. Yoga can help to reduce inflammation by stimulating the lymphatic system and increasing blood flow. The poses and stretches involved in yoga also help release toxins from the body, reducing inflammation.

9. Yoga helps to promote weight loss

Yoga can be an effective way to lose weight when combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise. The poses and stretches involved in yoga help burn calories and tone the body. In addition, the calming effects of yoga can help to reduce stress-related eating and promote healthy habits.

10. Yoga is a lifelong practice

The benefits of yoga are not limited to a particular age group or gender. Anyone can enjoy the benefits of yoga, regardless of their age or physical abilities. Yoga is a lifelong practice that can be adapted to meet the needs of each individual. As you practice yoga over time, you will continue to see improvements in your health and wellbeing.