Sampreksanam 2009 First International Symposium on Yoga (Sampreksanam09)

Venue: Amrita university

Location: Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India

Event Date/Time: Jul 03, 2009 End Date/Time: Jul 05, 2009
Registration Date: Jun 15, 2009
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Sampreksanam, from the Sanskrit root Sampreksa means to contemplate or examine attentively. In this symposium, we wish to explore the deeper meaning of yoga as the foundation of education, health and culture.

To be deeply concerned and sensitive, to begin asking and cherishing fundamental questions, to develop and sustain a marvelous sense of awe and wonder about life's incomprehensible ways and miracles, to be earnest, to unfold, to understand without distortion - all this means to awaken! To awaken means to start living life in all its fullness, depth and intensity and not merely survive.

In the true sense of the word, yoga is an art and the science of living life in all its glory, depth and grandeur. It is also that which helps open up and awaken the body-mind edifice to the fullest potential.

Yoga is both the means as well as the end.

The great quest for Truth, the meaning of life, our intrinsic interconnectedness with the universe, or what is popularly known as spirituality has been the very foundation of the Indian mind for eons. Not only that, it has also been the very soul of all forms of art and science. The Indian soil has witnessed the awakening of spiritual giants, rishis and sages, known and unknown, who have embodied the highest spiritual truths and unconditional love.

Yoga has this philosophical background, yet it is different from other doctrines, creeds or faiths. The philosophy is a possibility, a starting point; one is to practice the techniques and lifestyle principles and move along the path on one's own convictions. Evolution, according to the yogic tradition, is a process that develops our ability to express our qualities optimally and creatively. As we evolve, we naturally aware of reality and our personal place in it.

Yoga is the culture of tomorrow. Yogic culture is not merely a philosophical articulation, nor does it hint at a moral or puritanical way of life. Yoga is meant to be a part and parcel of our lives; based on the awakening within.

This theme of this symposium is Yoga --The Foundation of Education, Health and Culture. Distinguished speakers will elaborate principles and the practice of spirituality, yoga-based health care, research work being undertaken all over the world. We are certain that delegates will find the symposium most enriching and awe-inspiring.