Mohanji and leaders of Mohanji teams from around the world attended a mega yoga event led by Baba Ramdev early in the morning of 4th Feb 2019, on the auspicious day of Mauni Amavasya at the Kumbha Mela in Prayagraj.
The morning yoga session was part of the week-long Yoga Kumbh initiative organized by the Indian Yoga Association in association with the state Tourism Department, Incredible India and the Union Ministry of Tourism.
Baba Ramdev, one of the most popular proponents of yoga in India, with tens of millions of followers in India and across the world, is also the founder of a multi-billion dollar retail enterprise ‘Patanjali’ focusing on natural products from India that are low cost but high quality.
The entire Mohanji team was seated in a special area in front of the platform where Baba Ramdev was seated to conduct the program. Tens of thousands of Kumbh pilgrims were attending the event and the numbers kept growing. The Mohanji team was distinguishable due to Mohanji Foundation T-shirts creating a literal stream of Mohanji faces at the head of the crowd.
While leading the yoga session, Baba Ramdev suggested that it was the perfect preamble to the most auspicious shahi snaan (royal dip) of this Kumbh Mela on Mauni Amavasya (new moon) which marks this unforgettable day. He wanted everyone to experience the dip into the inner Triveni sangam (confluence) of the three streams of prana (ida, pingala and sushusmna) symbolizing the three external rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati that constitute the Triveni sangam (confluence of three rivers).
It was an amazing hour and a half of yoga where Baba Ramdev used a variety of asanas (yoga postures) to stretch and exercise all the muscles of the body, showcasing the power and depth of yoga. The yoga session ended with pranayama (breathing exercises) that brought tranquillity and equilibrium to channel the energy generated by the physical activity of the asanas. All felt refreshed and rejuvenated by the session and ready for the much awaited Kumbh dip.
Baba Ramdev invited the entire Mohanji group to join Mohanji on stage and honoured and blessed each member of the team with rudraksha malas. Devi Mohan, director of Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga, briefly spoke with Baba Ramdev about the purity of intention behind Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga (HSTY) to uphold the true ancient teachings and values of yoga. In Mohanji’s presence, Baba Ramdev blessed Devi Mohan and the inspiration behind HSTY.
While a group photo with Mohanji, Baba Ramdev and Pujya Swamiji was being taken by numerous cameras and in front of thousands of people, all hearts were expanded in deepest gratitude to the grand Tradition that keeps surprising us with moments and experiences of unimaginable Grace.
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