Dept of Yoga

Head of the Department

Prof. Harishankar Singh

 Phone: 9405127744,

Yoga is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition. It is a physical, mental and spiritual practice or discipline which originated in ancient India based on an extremely subtle science which focuses on bringing harmony between mind; body; thought and action

Yoga is a science and art of living; also, it is a body of techniques that lead us to consciously connect with ourselves and with life, the experience of yoga. As yoga is an art and science, there is no dogma or belief system attached to it. Yoga tells us to do a certain practice and feel their effect following the practice, e.g. if we breath slowly in a relaxed manner we will slow our heart rate; if we focus the mind we will develop mental peace and deep in sight In addition to this, Yoga is becoming popular day by day and has become a wave which is sweeping across the globe.

Keeping in view the importance of Yoga, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow had established a Yoga Department in 2020. The university has started different yoga courses to strengthen the Yoga Education in the country at large, and in the university at particular. With these courses, the university wants to attract more and more students towards yoga education to better and strengthen society. Through these courses, the university wants to increase awareness and knowledge about Yoga; improve the research for more advancement in Yoga, and generate learning pedagogy in Yoga to promote its practices in day-to-day life. Through these courses we introduce yoga as a science of Holistic living and not merely as yoga postures. During the advance course of yoga, the student is taught the concepts of Yoga for the treatment and prevention of various psychosomatic and life style related ailments. This course has the vision of producing yoga professional so that they could teach yoga therapy in a paramedical department of a hospital with the ability to select specific safe practice modules for different diseases

Objectives of The Programme
  • To introduce basic wellness principles and practices of Yoga
  • To bring awareness of fundamentals of Yoga for wellness in the daily lives
  • To create teachers to teach Yoga for wellness in the society
  • To create peace and harmony through Yoga
  • Prevention: To introduce yoga therapy, its principles and practices of yoga for prevention of various lifestyles, non-communicable and psychosomatic disorders
  • Promotion of positive health: To prepare them for giving talks and offer techniques to promote healthy yogic lifestyle
  • Treatment: To create professional therapists of high caliber who know the concepts, techniques and can handle lifestyle disease under the guidance of a super specialist doctor to select safe specific practices for different diseases
  • To create yoga therapy experts with in-depth knowledge based on yogic texts. For example, to train them 'be and make' i.e., ensure they practice what they teach.
  • Social health: To establish holistic health, social harmony and world peace by training them to be great citizens who can offer yogic way of life as examples of right living.