Yoga University Named After Swami Vivekananda Launched in US

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Yoga University Named After Swami Vivekananda Launched in US

  • World՚s first Yoga University outside India has been launched in Los Angeles, on the occasion of 6th International Yoga Day commemoration.
  • The university will offer programmes combining scientific principles and modern research approaches to the ancient Indian practice of Yoga.
  • Eminent Indian Yoga Guru and Chancellor of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhan Samsthana, Dr. H N Nagendra is the first Chairman of Vayu.
Yoga University Swami Vivekananda Launched in US


  • The message of Universal Brotherhood was given on the day of virtual launch.
  • Yoga has become a means of unity and brotherhood in the world.
  • It is also a symbol of India՚s culture and heritage.
  • Since yoga also provides mental balance and emotional stability, message of world peace can also be given through Yoga.
  • Swami Vivekananda heralded the grandeur of Indian Yoga dimension to the world through his famous speech in Chicago in 1893.
  • The University combines best of the east and best of West.
  • Best of East is Yoga and its applications and best of West is its modern scientific research.
  • Vayu will involve top line research on yoga and popularize it further in America.
  • Currently 40 million people practice Yoga regularly in America.
  • In years to come, Vayu would produce best modern day Yoga practitioners who would not only spread peace but make planet Earth a better place to live.
  • The University is also an example of people to people connections between India and US.
  • Yoga makes immune system strong and acts as a bridge between mind and body.
  • The University will benefit thousands of Yoga teachers in US.
  • The Yoga education was limited to 200 or 500 hours of certificate programmes to progress further in University based higher education.

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