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Indian Institute of Yoga: A Brief Introduction

The Indian Institute of Yoga (IIY) was established by late Dr. Phulgenda Sinha in 1969 at Patna with Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan as its first chairman. It was formally registered on March 30 1971 under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. Since its inception, the main objective of the institute has been to promote and spread the philosophical, scientific and secular nature of Yoga and popularize it among the masses.

The institute has been actively promoting yoga as an alternative medicine based on its years of experience of managing physical and mental ailments. It provides treatment for various chronic and acute psychosomatic problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, lumber and cervical problems, sinusitis, stress, depression and insomnia among many others through a patient-centered approach.

Over course of more than 40 years, the institute has successfully treated numerous patients from all across India and abroad and has organized various seminars, camps and conferences to spread the science of yoga. Further, the institute has played an instrumental role in designing the curriculum for Yoga education in Bihar. In1973, the institute prepared yoga syllabus for school children which was approved by the government of Bihar. Since then it has been actively participating in the programs run by the Central and the State governments to make yoga popular amongst students of schools and colleges.

Again in 2007, the institute enthusiastically contributed to the workshop organized by the State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT), Bihar for the preparation of yoga syllabus according to the new education policy.

Moreover, in 2009 the institute played a significant role in the preparation and implementation of a yoga module under the aegis of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan to train the physical teachers of the primary schools in Bihar.


Yoga – An ancient form of exercise which evolved thousands of years back in the Indian society and is being practiced continuously since then.

Since its inception, the main objective of the institute has been to promote and spread the philosophical, scientific and secular nature of Yoga and popularize it among the masses. In this regard, the institute has been continuously working with the State and Central governments to train thousands of Yoga Teachers and has actively participated in designing the curriculum for Yoga education in Bihar. Further, over course of more than 40 years, the institute has successfully treated numerous patients from all across India and abroad.

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courses


We are running four courses in our Institute whose details are mentioned properly on our website.
48

years of experience


In the 1970s Dr. Phulgenda Sinha intensified his knowledge and practice of Yoga to form Indian Institute of Yoga.

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