A Report from DJJS Holistic Health Initiative – Aarogya
10 years | 448 ‘Vilakshan Yog Shivirs’ (Yoga Camps) | 89707 Direct Beneficiaries
Implementation Centers | National: Delhi; Haryana (Faridabad, Kurushetra, Ambala, Sirsa, Gurugram); Punjab (Amritsar, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Nurmahal, DMK, Kotkapura, Kapurthala, Abhor, Patiala, Batala, Tarn Taran, Sunam, SBS Nagar, Bhatinda); Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal, Gwalior); Uttar Pradesh (Bareilly, Aligarh, Meerut, Agra, Allahabad, Ghaziabad); Rajasthan (Jaipur, Jodhpur, Dungarpur); Uttarakhand (Pithoragarh, Dehradun); Maharashtra (Nagpur, Pathardi, Amravati, Chaka); Bihar (Patna), Karnataka (Bengaluru); Tamil Nadu (Chennai); Telangana (Hyderabad); Himachal Pradesh, J&K (Jammu) & Assam(Dibrugarh)
Implementation Centers | International: United Kingdom (London); Australia (Brisbane & Gold Coast cities of Queensland State) & Nepal
What is Yoga?
Yoga is a psycho-spiritual discipline that paves way for holistic wellness. Basically, it’s a way of living. A lifestyle… Now-a-days, people are fed up of modern medicinal treatments and cures as they lead to side-effects, one after the other. But, the science of yoga has no side-effects; rather it has manifold side-benefits. And the diseases treated and cured with yoga have less chances of relapse.
However, traditionally, yoga was more of a prevention mechanism than what it is today. The modern man practices the yoga regime to cure his ailments right from physical disorders to mental ups and downs. This includes curing of disproportionate body shapes and weights, joint pains, some lifestyle diseases such as thyroid, diabetes, arthritis, cervical, spondylitis, fluctuating blood pressure, high cholesterol etc. to stress, depression, burnouts, anger fits, lack of concentration, laziness, fatigue or insomnia. But the traditional man used to follow the yoga regime to prevent this set of disorders.
An aspect of contemporary yoga to be pondered over is what we are practicing on the name of yoga today i.e. majorly asanas (poses and postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques) is just thirty percent of the umbrella term yoga. True yoga is much more than this.
Yoga is that science which leads human to the goal of his life. And what is that goal? It’s Evolution of human consciousness! If we go back to the origin of the word yoga, it means union or synthesis of complete human aspect – body, mind, intellect and the soul or pure consciousness. That means, by the practice of yoga, the lower being inside us transcends to higher realms of consciousness. And with constant practice, it leads the practitioner or yogi to finally get merged in the soul or pure consciousness.
To bring back the complete knowledge of traditional yoga and make people harness its overall benefits, Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan, under the divine guidance of the founder and head of the organization His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj Ji reiterated the conventional yoga for the contemporary society as a modern day lifestyle through its exclusive model of ‘Vilakshan Yog’; an intangible cultural heritage of India since decades.
What is Vilakshan Yog?
Vilakshan means extraordinary. The package of Vilakshan Yog including yoga for beginners, yoga for the office goers, yoga for infants, yoga for the young and energetic, yoga for the seniors as well as yoga for expecting mothers or menstruating women is rendered to the society in the form of ‘Vilakshan Yog Shivirs’ (yoga camps). These yoga camps have become a benchmark to create awareness and encourage practice of yogic-kriyas, yogasanas (physical exercises), pranayama (breathing exercises), stretching exercises, Ayurvedic tips over diet and nutrition, wisdom bytes on yoga, meditation and spirituality and peace prayers. The sessions end with Om chanting and recitation of mantras such as ‘Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah’ and ‘Shanti Paath’ (Peace Prayers) seeking health, peace and harmony for all.
With regular practice, Vilakshan Yog, softens inflexible muscles and burns rigid fat. Primarily, bringing the person to perfect body shape and size (the underweight gains and the overweight reduces) and thereby addressing further issues whether they are bugs of 21st century vis-à-vis peer pressures, burnouts, emotional fluxes and anger fits that by-default come along in the package of professional careers as well as personal relationships or is age old hysterical depressions; Vilakshan Yog acts as the ultimate pill of healing.
Vilakshan Yog is a unique pain-relief cum stress-buster cum enthusiasm-booster science for people from all walks of life irrespective of age, body weight and flexibility that also lead them to higher realms of existence vis-à-vis higher consciousness!