Come join us for Yoga Day session on Dec 16th from 9am to 12pm.

Hindu Temple of Dayton in partnership with Yoga Masters & Physicians is introducing local Yoga and Meditation Experts ! Stay healthy, come join us with your family.

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What will you learn? Agenda
  • Asana: Posture
  • Pranayama: Breath
  • Mudra: Expression
  • Mantra: Affirmation
  • Bandha: Energy lock
  • Chakra: Emotional balance
  • Dhyana: Meditation
9 – 9.15  Welcome
9.15 – 9.30  History of Yoga
9.30 – 9.45  Intro to Chakras
9.45 – 10.30  Asana
10.30 – 10.45  Break
10.45 – 11.15  Pranayam
11.15 – 11.30  Meditation
11.30 – 12  Q & A

For Questions: Dr. Gnan Thakore, gnan_t@hotmail.com

Note:

  • This is a voluntary program, if you have any medical concerns, please consult your doctor before participating.
  • Please do not have a heavy meal before the workout. A light snack one hour prior is ok.

What is Yoga?

Yoga has been practiced by Hindus for thousands of years as is noted in ancient Hindu scriptures. It was later adapted as a practice in many other religions arising from India including Buddhism and Jainism. In the last few decades, Yoga has
become very popular in the west and we see Yoga studios all around us.

For most westerners, Yoga generally means HATH YOGA which involves physical postures and breathing techniques.  However, the ancient Hindu Yoga practice in India included much more than that. Yoga has a number of levels and dimensions: Asanas (physical postures), Pranayama (breathing techniques), and Meditation help to clear the mind of impurities and move towards self-realization of one’s true divine nature.

Yoga practices don’t necessarily have a religious connotation and thus open to practice by all human beings irrespective of their faith/religion. Recognizing the UNIVERSAL appeal of Yoga, on December 11, 2014, the United Nations proclaimed June 21 st as International Yoga Day with an aim to raise awareness worldwide of many benefits of practicing Yoga.

Benefits of Yoga can start at the physical level with improved health, flexibility, mobility, and resilience. Yoga can support and boost the immune system. Benefits extend to the mind as Yoga helps with relaxation, stress management, and reducing anxiety and depression. Thus, Yoga practices are being used to prevent or control many physical and mental illnesses.

From a spiritual standpoint, Yoga is a practice and philosophy that originated to unify body, mind, and spirit and to create peace and harmony within around us and achieve a state of true happiness/bliss.