Mangaluru: Yoga Guru Dr. H R Nagendra speaks on Yoga as a Way of Life at Sahyadri

Mangaluru: Dr. H R Nagendra, President, VYASA addressed the teaching, non teaching and students of Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management, Mangalore on yoga and its importance. The chief guest was Prof. Dr. Anjana Devi, Professor, Inorganic Materials Chemistry Research Group, Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. Dr. Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman was delighted to welcome the two guests to the institution. He encouraged the audience to take the two guests as their role models for their career growth.


The yoga guru is a qualified mechanical engineer who has a Ph.D. from IISc. He had worked with NASA for a very small tenure and has also served Harvard University as a consultant. Dr. Nagendra has penned 35 books on yoga and has presented over 100 research papers on engineering and yoga. He was also honored with the title ‘Yoga Sri’ by the legendary BKS Iyengar. Currently, he is President of Swamy Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhan Samsthana (VYASA) with a belief that specialized yoga and lifestyle modifications are key to health solutions. Dr. Nagendra addressed the teaching, non teaching and students about yoga and its importance. Yoga as a way of life, the science of Holistic Living to bring health and happiness, peace, efficiency, harmony and growth in individuals.


The Integrated Yoga Approach can solve the problems of the modern society and build ideal social orders. By using the knowledge of consciousness, and the yoga way of life, a new global era of spirituality (as science) and yoga (as technology) will emerge to solve the basic problems of the modern hi-tech era. He added that yoga is a process of purification and that practical knowledge is important to contribute to societal projects. He explained how one can apply the principles and techniques of yoga to meet various challenges of modern life and to integrate yoga with other forms of healthcare like naturopathy, ayurveda, allopathy and homeopathy.He welcomed each and every one to join the global network to continue the journey to learn, practice, teach and own our yoga programs at Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bengaluru.

Prof. Dr. Anjana Devi encouraged the gathering to have a vision and follow one’s dreams to attain one’s goals. Comparatively, practical training is lacking in India. It is very important to practice the knowledge gained and contribute to society in a positive way.

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