EVENT: Group Sessions & Activities on Integral Yoga
WHEN: October 6 & 7 and November 4 & 5, 2018
WHERE: Society House, Sri Aurobindo Society, Puducherry
On October 6 and 7, 2018, a group of 40 practitioners of Yoga led by Anahita Sanjana, Mumbai, arrived in Sri Aurobindo Society, Puducherry, for an exposure to Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo. Shivakumar, Director of Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Integral Education and Research (SAFIER), the educational wing of the Society, interacted with them exploring the topic of “Integral Spirituality”. Through anecdotes and stories, Shivakumar described various aspects of spirituality and the means to realize the truths of Spirituality. This was followed by a lively question and answer session.
On November 4 and 5, 2018, a group of 41 students who have taken up the subject of Yoga as part of their studies at J.B. Petit School for Girls in Mumbai, were brought by their teachers Anahita Sanjana, Shehnaz and Shailaja, for an experiential exposure to self-development. Various sessions were organized for them covering Exploration of Movements with Music, Tai Chi and Enhancing Concentration. Shivakumar conducted an intense activity on developing the awareness of oneself and enhancing the capacity of concentration. This was followed by his lively discussion on our connection with the five elements: earth, water, air, fire and ether. A large number of questions were asked and the subsequent interactions brought a deep sense of bonding and connection with the elements of Nature around us.