YOGA & HOLISTIC HEALTH CARE:
Yoga for health and happiness and want to be free from troubles in life. The happiness is two-fold-physical and mental. The mind is at peace when the body is sound or free from any disease. Yoga helps achieve this object.
Ashtanga Yoga (Eight- Fold Yoga ) Yoga is a science. Yoga practices are designed to suit every individual. The codification of Yoga practices was done by the sage patanjali. The treatise is called “YOGA DARSHAN” Ashtanga Yoga or Eight- fold Yoga was formulated by Patanjali For the benefit of humanity Ashtanga Yoga consists of 1. Yama 2. Niyama 3. Asana 4. Pranayama 5. Dharana 6. Dhyana 7. Samadhi.
Yama (Five Commandments for Social Discipline): Yama is five-fold practice of Social Restraints or social conduct rules; viz., 1. Ahimsa (Non-violence), 2. Satya (Truth) 3. Asateya ( Non-stealing) 4.Aparigrapha (None-accumulation of wealth etc..) 5. Brahmacharya(controal of senses). The society is at peace if these social restraints are practiced by every citizen.
Niyama (Five commamdments for personal discipline): Niyama is five-fold practice of personal conduct rules namely : 1. shocha (cleanliness) 2. Samtosha (Contentment) 3. Tapah ( the endurance to face the pairs of opposites such as heat and cold; joy and sorrow; regard and disregard and disregard etc) 4. Swadhyaya (the efforts for realization of self or atman ) of self or atman ) 5. Ishwara pranidhana( Surrender to god and work with out selfish motives and work not for praise).,p>Asana (the body postures or poses) : Asana ( the posture) is the third step in yoga. Practice of yogasanas eliminates all impurities from the body and keeps the body in good health free from any disease. A person who practices asanas and pranayama regulary will not suffer from any ailments of old-age.
Pranayama(control of vital energy of the body): Pranayama( the control and intensification of the life force or prana throughout the body) is a very important aspect of Yoga. Pranayama is a two-in-one system which purifies the indriyas and helps the body to be free from diseases and makes the mind calm free from worries or disturbances. Pranayama is an intermediate step which if practiced well, leads to other higher steps of yoga such as pratyahara Dharana etc.
Pratyahara (control of seances): pratyahara (negation) is willful control of senses of sight sound smell taste and tough etc.. well practiced pratyahara leads one to achieve the higher step of Dharana.
Dharana ( concentration) : Dharana is connection of the mind on a particular object.
Dhyana ( Meditation) : Dhyana also known as meditation is the constant flow of thought. This is the penultimate step which of practiced well leads to the heights step samadhi.
Samadhi (Superconscious stage) : Samadhi is superconscious stage the highest step in Yoga. In this state one enjoys eternal bliss.
Manavata in Humanitarian AID
Manavata help’s to under-privileged and orphaned children by providing food, clothes, shelter and education with parental kind of care and affection. There are 4 Ashrams – 60 children at Hyderabad and Lolla, 45 blind children at Ramachandrapuram and 40 dumb and deaf children at Srikakulam. Manavata is planning new centers to help more children.
Manavata distributes clothes to the poor and needy and conducts clothes distribution drives regularly.
Manavata centers distribute food to the needy regularly.
Natural Calamity Aid
Manavata’s volunteer groups engage in voluntary work when natural calamities strike and provide emergency support for survival to the needy.
Financial Support for Critical Surgeries
Manavata provides medical aid for poor patients who cannot afford the cost of critical life-saving surgeries.
Samskara Vidya / Value-based Education
Manavata has been conducting Samskara vidya program across the globe with the mission to create Healthy, Happy and Harmonious world.Manavata’s Academy of Human Excellence’ (MAHE) institution established in 2006 particularly to provide Value based holistic Educationto give best opportunity for every child to become healthy and excellent. The program makes children healthy, self-confident, responsible and disciplined. Children learn soft skills, life skills, techniques to sharpen memory and become proactive and intelligent.Personality Development Program (PDP)
Manavata’s ‘Inspire’ Seminars and ‘Personality Development workshops’ target character building in the youth. ‘Inspire/PDP’ workshops are facilitated through qualified volunteers. MYLIP(Manavata Youth Leadership Intensive Program),a 5 day workshop, trains youth to be leaders, to be self-reliant and socially responsible. Manavata has reached over 1,20,000 students through these programs.Self-Employment Training / Skill Development
Manavata offers free skill development programs for unemployed youth.Full-time / part time vocational courses in different livelihood skills are offered in this based.
Some of them are Multimedia/Computer Hardware and DTP, Electricians, Organic Farming, Accounting/Tally, Medicinal plants cultivation, Yoga teachers training etc. Aimed at economically backward candidates, aged between 15 and 25 years, with a minimum of 8th standard qualification,the program has trained over 1000 people and has helped over 350 candidates earn their livelihoods. It runs on referrals and sponsorship. Students and unemployed youth can apply for this program.To submit your application.Self-Employement Program For womens (Swashakthi)
“Swasakthi” empowers village women from poor economical backgrounds. After training women in sewing and handloom skills training, Manavata volunteers help trainees organize Manavata Mahila Samstha (MMS) groups to sustain earnings and livelihoods. So far 350 women have benefited from ‘Swasakthi’ training and are earning their livelihood.Trainees manufacture Manavata’s eco-friendly cloth bags – thereby helping to sustain their livelihood and also spread Manavata’s message about no-plastic bags.
UNIVERSITY FOR HUMANITY:
Manavata is establishing University for Humanity where true happiness through practice of self-less service and achieve sustainable development by living together with nature.
As shown in the following diagram, they are four levels of transformation required for sustainable development.
Main purpose of Manavata University or University for Humanity (UFH) is to facilitate holistic learning of life skills to live with humanity. i.e non-violent, purposeful living without damaging mother nature and improving biodiversity, self-sustainability and humanity.
- Goshala (Care for cows, birds and all beings)
- Natural farm (Organic farming)
- Convert dry land to Green (growing trees)
- Arogya Vanam (Medicinal plants growing, educating and promoting)
- Sustainable living and Nature cure
- Yoga & Samskara Vidya teachers training
Ghosala in Manavata university:
Manavata objective is to ensure comfortable living conditions to cows by providing shelters, organic grass feed etc.
- Cows and their Calves are not separated after birth, live together in an open air farm.
- Special care of the calves is taken to maintain a steady growth. The dry, green grass and dhana (Cow Feed) which is a powder like material made from a combination of various pulses are fed to the cows every day.
- Regular check-up by the veterinary doctor.
- Increase the use of Desi cows in Spiritual/organic farming, train Farmers in natural farming and encourage to have cow at each farmer’s family.
- Currently Manavata Goshala having 35 Cows.
Manavata Ashrams are being organized to empower orphans, poor and disabled children. Based on need Manavata has been taken initiatives to setup and run Ashrams in different locations. Time to time Manavata has initiated and operated Ashram home facilities in different locations to help ignored /abandoned/needy children in that region..