audience of wellness practitioners, organisations, government officials and
individuals, the Heartfulness Guide, Shri Kamlesh Patel (known to many as
Daaji), called upon the yoga and spiritual organisation to unite and learn to
embrace each other.
august gathering Daaji said, “what is the point of talking about yoga if
we cannot love each other” – this simple yet profound statement touched
a chord with the audience who then gave a standing ovation. Inspired by the
talk Baba Ramdev hugged Daaji when he was walking to take his seat and announced
in his talks that he would host the next yoga day at Heartfulness global
headquarters in Hyderabad.
upon how people very closed to him have benefitted from other yoga and
spiritual practises and he said, “that if great organisations like Baba
Ramdev’s, Brahmakumari’s and Heartfulness Meditation practised across 160
countries come together, humanity as a whole can hugely benefit and
transformation can be achieved sooner.”
the benefits of Yoga and meditation for physical, mental and spiritual
well-being. This is especially true in today’s fast paced world where heart
problems and other chronic illnesses are impairing our lifestyle.
Daaji was the
Guest of Honour at the Ministry of AYUSH International Yoga Conference on Yoga for
Heart Care, held on 15 and 16 November 2019 at the Karnataka State Open
University, Mysuru. Other dignitaries at the inaugural session included the
Honourable Shri Shripad Naik, Minister of AYUSH, the Honourable Shri
Yediyurappa, Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri Vaidhya Rajesh Kotecha,
Secretary AYUSH, and Dr Basavaraddi, Director Morarji Desai National Institute
of Yoga and the chairman of the conference.
Daaji’s practical teachings arise from his
personal experience on the spiritual path, while also reflecting his deep
spirit of enquiry and respect for the world’s great spiritual traditions and
scientific advancements. Having started a spiritual practice while still a
student, Daaji is also a family man, and built up a pharmacy business in New
York City for over three decades before being named the fourth in a century-old
lineage of spiritual masters in 2014.
Daaji further added, “without the heart and without the interest you cannot have union.The whole system physical, mental and spiritual will disintegrate the moment this hridya chakra disintegrates. Yoga ensures the entire human system must at all costs be harmonised. For that to happen we need to change our consciousness. The Great Swami Vivekananda, whom we all revere so much and heard so much about, used to say, the only goal of human should be to adopt spiritual practices by allowing to improve to consciousness to such a level that it can reach the highest super conscious state.”
Further, on 11 November 2019, the
Honourable Gajender Singh Shekhawat, Jalshakti Minister, laid the foundation
stone for a world-class AYUSH Wellness Centre at Kanha Shanti Vanam. The centre
will offer all
AYUSH traditions, including Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha,
Homeopathy, and the Tibetan Sowa-Rigpa. The facility will be equipped with 540
beds, infrastructure for research and storage of medicines, housing for
specialists, teachers, doctors and nurses, and training facilities to impart
Direct experience is the foundation of the
Heartfulness approach, and various research studies have been published on the benefits
of Heartfulness Meditation practices on sleep, wellness, happiness, and motivation.
In collaboration with TerraBlue XT, Heartfulness has also launched an
innovative study to explore mental health states as a basis for therapies. The
results have not only shown that it is feasible, but have also confirmed that
Heartfulness Meditation ensured a deep state of meditation. A device to measure
the meditative state will be launched in collaboration with TerraBlue XT on 16
November 2019, the second day of the conference.