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International Yoga Academy

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    10Pointer
  • Categories
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    10th Jan, 2022

Context

Union Ayush Minister has laid the foundation stone of the Heartfulness International Yoga Academy in Hyderabad, Telangana. 

  • He also launched 75 crores suryanamaskar initiative as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”. 

Key-highlights

  • International Yoga Academy comprises-
  • Yoga rooms for consultation
  • One to one training spaces or small group classes 
  • Pre-natal Yoga rooms
  • A lecture hall with  200 seating capacity
  • A full-fledged recording studio with editing suites for pre-recorded wellness programs
  • A recording Yoga hall fully equipped for Live online Yoga Classes
  • A Yoga library with books from every Yoga Institutions and access to Yoga research articles
  • The academy tries to reach all levels of society through training programmes and these will be overseen by an international team.
    • It will have trainers from India, Europe, Australia, Uzbekistan and the US.
  • It is registered with Yoga Certification Board as a Leading yoga Institution.

About the Suryanamaskar initiative

  • The 75 crore Surya Namaskar project is a tribute to 75 years of India’s independence. 
  • Surya Namaskar’s practice of sun salutation’ literally means the sun salutation and the project will continue until February 20. 
  • The programme is supported by some central ministries and is led by five international organizationsPatanjali Yogpeeth, Heartfulness Institute, NYSF-National Yogasana Sports Federation, Geeta Parivar and Kreeda Bharati. 
  • The 75 crores Surya Namaskar challenge aims to create the largest congregational Surya Namaskar event with each participant receiving a certificate upon completion of the 21-day Surya Namaskar challenge.