A Prestigious honor

Yoga is the combination of knowledge and practice that harmonizes you and attunes you to the various rhythms of the universe for achieving peace and tranquility in every action that you perform.

When you are in harmony with nature all the ailments of the body and mind subside and you can enjoy the serenity of life. So to celebrate this beautiful intangible cultural heritage of India the government of India took the initiative of pushing for the celebration of Yoga in the form of “International Yoga Day” as yoga is a gift to the entire humanity from our culture. This year marks 75 years of Independence and under the initiative of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsov’ Government of India is organizing Yog Utsav on 75 heritage sites as a countdown to this year’s celebrations of International Yoga Day. The honor of organizing this prestigious event on the UNESCO World heritage site of Konark Sun Temple in Odisha was handed down to Sri Sri University, Cuttuck, Odisha. We set a course for this task on 13th of May in collaboration with Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), Ministry of AYUSH. The event was based on the theme ‘Yoga for holistic health’ and comprised various programs. 

A Rejuvenating Experience of Yoga bathing in rays of morning sun

Konark Sun Temple is iconic, it symbolizes the onset of presence graced by the touch of light. The exuberant enthusiasm of our yoga students was at its high when we entered the complex. We were greeted with the wondrous view of the entire temple, standing tall in the morning sun.

With their yoga mattress the students rushed to take their place to observe the Common Yoga Protocol. Some students were a tad bit sleepy and they were even more excited to get a jolt of fresh energy in their system. Other participants from nearby villages were also in the vicinity. 

Warm greetings were conveyed by Prof. (Dr) B. R. Sharma, Vice Chancellor & Dean of Faculty of Health and Wellness to all the participants. The protocol was thus set in motion.

The Common Yoga protocol consisted of many yoga asanas which were passed down through generations to us. These postures were specialized to address different specific issues that are very common for creating stress in our system.