For the celebration of the International Day of Yoga, all our Yoga in Daily Life centres around Australia offered free yoga programs at their locations and connected into a joint online whole-day event. The event was supported by the High Commission of India in Australia.
Yoga has become very popular worldwide, and this day acknowledges the benefits it offers for all of humankind. Also this free event is one of the ways that Yoga in Daily Life, as a not for profit community organisation, offers to help make yoga and its benefits accessible to all.
Since the number of participants in physical locations was restricted, respecting the Government’s Covid 19 guidelines, there were up to 15 participants at each location. However, many joined online, either for the whole event, or for parts of it, so that overall more than a hundred people gathered and celebrated with Yoga in Daily Life Australia the International Day of Yoga.
At 9.00 am the celebration was officially opened by Vishwaguru Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Sri Swami Maheshwarananda Puriji, the author of Yoga in Daily Life, The System, with a short lecture on yoga:
“Blessed Self’s, all dear friends, sisters, brothers and yogis, my salutation to all for this occasion of the International Day of Yoga. We are so happy that we can worship this day of Yoga. Yoga is the science for our ‘Annamayakosha’, ‘Pranamayakosha’, ‘Manomayakosha’, ‘Vigyanmayakosha’ and ‘Anandamayakosha’ (physical body, body of energy, body of mind, body of intellect and causal body) given by the God to all the humans to use it for their good health, happiness, harmony, joy and success in the life. Yoga is not a religion. Yoga is created by Guru, because God appears through holy saints, holy persons. The Gurus, teachers, are necessary to bring us to the perfections in numerous techniques of Yoga and Sanatan Dharma principles, that are given to all humans. Every Guru has their disciples, techniques, and name of their school. Therefore, every school, master and their techniques need to be equally respected in ones, under the principle ‘all in one and one in all’. Yoga in only one, it is the science of human consciousness, and by different Gurus it is presented under different names, so we should respect them all equally. Therefore, respect and adore your lineage, your Guru and your Guru’s Guru and so on. You might think that the Master dies, but he doesn’t die, He is always with us. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti!”
9.15-10.00 Yoga in Daily Life Melbourne streamed a class based on IDY Common Yoga Protocol.
9.15-10.00 Yoga in Daily Life Brisbane taught a Level 2 class based on the Yoga in Daily Life system at Waterfront Park, Newstead, Brisbane
At 10.00 and 12.30 Mahamandaleshwar Swami Jasraj Puri chanted, translated and explained the two mantras “Samgacchadhvam Samvadadhvam”, and “Sarve Bhavantu Sukhina?”, followed by a short meditation to allow the vibration of the chanting to radiate in our inner space and take a form of a prayer in our hearts.
11.00 - 11.45 on a beautiful sunny day in Pierce Park, Alexandra Parade, Cotton Tree, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, attendees enjoyed practicing Level 3 of the Yoga in Daily Life system.
11.45 - 12.30 Yoga in Daily Life teachers from the Sydney Ashram, guided attendees in the practices of Bari Kathu Pranam and Kathu Pranam with peace mantras.
The event was opened by Mr Ramanand Garge, the Director of Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre of General Consulate of India in Sydney. After the class participants and the representatives from the Indian Consulate enjoyed the traditional Indian meal and chai.
12.45 - 13.30 (10.45 - 11.30 according to the local time in WA) many enjoyed a beautiful yoga class in Perth with Sarva Hitta Asanas from Level 1 of the Yoga in Daily Life system in Rostrata Family Centre building, Prendwick Reserve, Prendwick Way, Willetton, Perth.
13.30 – 14.15 from Yoga in Daily Life Adelaide, attendees on-line were guided into a deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra) and a short meditation.
14.15 – 14.40 an impressive demonstration of the Level 8 asanas performed by Yoga in Daily Life Tasmania!
14.40 The founder of Yoga in Daily Life, Vishwaguru Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Sri Swami Maheshwarananda Puriji, officially closed the event:
“My dear friends, my brothers, my siters, my disciples, all yoga practitioners and all yoga masters from the whole world, I am happy to have celebrated today with all of you the Day of Yoga. The 21st of June is the day when the Sun again turns to other direction, it is one of the biggest days of the whole year and for the whole world. I would like to thank to all of you who were today with us, watching us and practicing with us and I hope that the next year we will again meet for even more beautiful program. God bless you, wish you all the best! Naham karta Prabhu Dip karta. Mahaprabu Dip karta hi kevalam. Walk on the path of Yoga in Daily Life! Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti!”