Paramahansaji would be very pleased to learn that the world is now paying homage annually to the philosophy and science of Yoga, as his life was dedicated to introducing all truth seekers to the time-honoured techniques of yoga meditation. Directly or indirectly, much of the present world interest in yoga is a consequence of the teachings Paramahansa Yogananda took from India to America more than a hundred years ago. “If India’s idea of an International Yoga Day has found easy acceptance in the UN, much of the credit must go to Paramahansa Yogananda, India’s first yoga guru in the U.S.” reported an online news outlet. “He played a huge role in laying the foundation for yoga in the United States a century ago.”
On the occasion of the eighth International Day of Yoga on 21st June, Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS) organized both in-person and online events to promote well-being of body, mind, and soul.
During these programmes, YSS sannyasis explained how to cultivate peace within ourselves through the practice of yoga-meditation. There was also a guided meditation session which included the practice of correct posture, preliminary breathing exercises, an affirmation, and a visualization.
YSS kendras and mandalis also conducted special in-person events to mark the International Day of Yoga. For information regarding schedule, venue, and other related information, please click on the button given below.
Paramahansa Yogananda has profoundly impacted the lives of millions with his comprehensive teachings. Widely regarded as the “Father of Yoga in the West,” Paramahansaji was the first to make available globally teachings that contain a system of scientific pranayama (life force control) techniques. Yoga’s ultimate goal is the realization of oneself as an omniscient, omnipresent soul. Yoganandaji’s programme — detailed in the Yogoda Satsanga Lessons — provides a pragmatic approach to this underlying basis of religion. And it is a system that continues to appeal to ever-greater numbers of people: those interested not only in the physical benefits of Hatha Yoga, but also those interested in developing their mental abilities and, most of all, their spiritual selves.
For the last 100 years, Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS) has been dedicated to carrying on the spiritual and humanitarian work of its founder, Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, widely revered as the father of Yoga in the West.
Paramahansa Yogananda founded Yogoda Satsanga Society in 1917 to make available the universal teachings of Kriya Yoga, a sacred spiritual science originating millenniums ago in India. These nonsectarian teachings embody a complete philosophy and way of life for achieving all-round success and well-being, as well as methods of meditation for achieving life’s ultimate goal — union of the soul with Spirit (God).