Dilli Ki Yogshala is an initiative of the Government of the NCT of Delhi to make yoga reach door to door and to transform it into a mass movement by providing a certified yoga instructor to the public, free of cost. The aim is to highlight the importance of meditation and yoga in improving the physical and mental health of citizens. As an ancient practice, yoga has proven to be an effective means of improving the quality of one’s life. Through daily practice, one can inculcate mindfulness and be in greater harmony with their environment.
The Centre for Meditation and Yoga Sciences (CMYS) was established by the Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University. CMYS launched diploma and certificate courses and enrolled 650+ students for the same. These students were then trained and certified to be yoga instructors, and will now be accessible to the people of Delhi.
An integral component of this initiative is to inculcate an enhanced sense of community within citizens. Citizens will have the opportunity to collectively experience mindfulness by coming together and performing meditation and yoga. Through this initiative, we aspire to make zones of meditation and positive thinking, out of venues that are chosen by you, for you.
To achieve this, certified instructors will be made available to all citizens. Each group needs to have a minimum of 25 members from a neighbourhood. The instructors will coordinate with a member of each group who shall be called “group coordinator”, to organise the classes. The group coordinator shall coordinate with the instructor and fix the time and venue (as deemed suitable by all participants) for the yoga classes.
The government is keen on highlighting the benefits of meditation and yoga for one’s physical and mental well-being. A shared sense of individual mindfulness will not only help our communities prosper, but also help them lead more meaningful lives. In our fast paced daily lives, we forgot that meditation and yoga have been part of our society and community since time immemorial. Thus, the Delhi Government is proud to bring meditation and yoga back to the forefront of our community and society – where it rightfully belongs.