A three day meditation and yoga camp ‘Dhyan aur Vilakshan Yog Shivir’ was held from 18th to 20th December 2015 at Shiv Mandir,Chouke and Jawala Mata Mandir, Ajit Road respectively in Bhatinda, Punjab. Under the divine guidance of Shri Ashutosh Maharaj ji, DJJS through ‘Vilakshan Yog Shivir’ has been promoting Yoga and pranayama as an intangible cultural heritage of India.
More than 700 people (300men & 400 women) came together in consecutive three days to rejuvenate themselves with Yoga and Dhyan. Swami Vigayanand ji, disciple of Shri Ashutosh Maharaj ji and yoga expert along with his team undertook Yoga, Pranayama and meditation sessions. The session started with prayers (bhajans) to create a pious environment to relax the mind. Over the two hour Yoga session daily in early hours of morning, the participants in the camp were taught various Asana and Pranayama for better health and well-being. This was followed by a discourse on ‘Yog & Spirituality’ and ‘Samuhik Dhyana’ (group meditation) to harness spiritual potential.
To create awareness about the health benefits and significance of yogic exercises and pranayama, Swami Vigayanand ji told people that how Yoga and Pranayama practices along with meditation is important for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. He also told that Yogic practice not only promote good health but also manages various disease and ailments.
The session ended with Om chanting and recitation of mantras such as ‘sarve bhavantu sukhinah’ and ‘shanti path’ (peace prayer) seeking health, peace and harmony for all. There was an over whelming response from the participants. The event got wide coverage by media. 'Dainik Bhaskar', ‘Punjab Kesari and 'Dainik Savera' carried the story beautifully.