News and Activity Report
February - 2003

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Regular Yoga Camp at the Ashram

1st to 10th of each month Yoga camp was organized in the Ashram by Dr Sneheel Amin.  In this yoga camp, relatively novice yoga students are introduced to flexibility exercises, eye exercises, Surya Namaskar and principal postures like Shirsha, Sarvanga, Matsya, Hal, Paschimottan, Bhujanga, Shalabha, Dhanur, Chakra, Ardha Matsyendra, Yoga Mudra and Mayur Asans etc. 

Systematic and scientific training for breathing exercise is also being taught to the Yoga students. Omkar, Bhramari, Sitali, Sitkari, Ujjayee, Kapal Bhati Bhartika, Shivanandda Pranayam and deep breathing is being taught thoroughly. 

Art of Relaxation is also an important part of the curriculum of the ten day  long monthly yoga-training programme. 

Daily Yoga Classes at the Ashram

Other than this, regular yoga classes are being conducted from 5.30 am to 7.00 am and 7.00 am to 8.00 am in the morning, a special coaching is being done for Ladies in the afternoon from 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm and last general class from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm. Sri Suryakantbhai, Sri Nitinbhai, Ms Hetalben, Mrs Yojna Tasden, Mrs Janki Shah, Ms Jessy are the regular yoga teachers to look after these activities. 

Meditation camp at Sri Narayan Vidyalaya

During the last six months (except weekends), meditation camp was held in the  neighboring school named Sri Narayan Vidyalaya. The camp was conducted by Rev Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj and assisted by Dr. Chirag Pandya and Ms Darshana. This programme was specifically planned for class tenth, eleventh and twelve grade students.  

Regular Reiki programmes, poor feeding, weekly Mrutyunjaya Mantra japa, grocery distribution to poor and needy is being done as usual. Free medical are and yoga counseling is being done by experts. 

A month long basic yoga-training camp was also conducted for class VIIIth 80 students which was inaugurated by Rev Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj and later on ashram’s qualified yoga teachers Sri Atulbhai Parikh and Smt Surekhaben Sonar continued the course. Again concluding was done in Rev Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj’s presence, were all the trustees and Principal Mrs. Meena Madhavan and teaching staff joined the programme. Madam Principal initially attended Rev Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj’s two yoga camps and later on she with great enthusiastically carrying on this activity; for her school and desires to have regular yoga meditation programmes also for the kids. 

592nd Yoga camp- Feb 15 to Feb 23, 2003

At famous Ambu Purani Playground near Kankaria lake, Yoga camp was conducted which was jointly organized by Gujarat Lokseva and Janotkarsha Samiti.  It was attended by large scale of doctors, scientists, ladies and persons belonging to Baishya communities. Tratak meditation, Question & Answer sessions were enjoyed by the participants. 

‘Shankha Prakshalan Kriya’ (washing of the elementary canal) session was organized at the Sivananda Ashram under guidance of Rev Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. It was conducted with very professionally by Ms Jessy Tewani and Mr Tapan (both are qualified and competent yoga teachers of the ashram). 

Pot-luck (Dabla Ujjani) in the end of each yoga camp is a great attraction at the ashram, were all young and old joins, with happiness and joy.

Inauguration of Cancer Detecting Center- Bilimora (Gujarat)  

Rev Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited to preside and inaugurate the Cancer Detection Center at Bilimora. Donors were recognized and followed by very inspiring talk given by Rev Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. Programme was jointly organized by Gundevi district development center and Kisan Hospital Gundevi. 

All Religion Prayer Meeting & Sarvodaya Fare

 On Feb 12th All Religion Prayer meet and Sarvodaya Fare were conducted throughout in Gujarat in the honour of Gandhian philosophy. Rev Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited at a number of places in Kaira district to open the fare give address.

Rev Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj addressed number of schools and educational seminars during Feb 2003 

Rev Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj were graciously honored by Rev Dadi Prakash Maniji, President of famous Prajapita Brahma Kumari Vishwa Vidyalaya at the grand gala gathering that was attended by about two and a half lakhs of people at the University ground in Ahmedabad on Feb 25, 2003. 

Pratistha Mahotsva of Sri Nilkanth Mahadev

Three day long Pratishta Mahotsava of sri Nilkanth Mahadev at Ananda Dham near Ahmedabad-Baroda Express highway Ghodasar was conducted under befitting guidance of Rev Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. 

During concluding function, a number of guests, visitors and inmates of the ashram participated the actual Pratishtha of Lord Shiva, mother Amba and number of other deities at Anand Dham. Rev Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was welcomed and taken round in procession in the near by locality in decorated vehicle, with temple orchestra and music party with singing and dancing. Hundred of thousands joined for this great event.  

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Ghandhi Jayanti-Prayer Meeting

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Swadeshi Mela inauguration

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Teaching - Chintan at Sanodra - Banarshkantha


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Swaraj Mela  
Gandhi chintan - Vichar


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Trividh Samarambha at Gandevi


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Nishkal school of Thoughts annual function


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