By K. Ashwin Mob: 09920183006 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
While the whole world was celebrating yoga a miracle was happening at FICCI auditorium in Delhi between 6.30 to 8 pm. It was a rare event one will forever remember, as it was not just shariric (body) yoga by abled people. It was wheelchair yoga performed by differently abled people to celebrate the historic “World Yoga Day”. The entire program was conceptualised, choreographed and directed by Guru Syed Sallauddin Pasha- founder of Ability Unlimited Foundation, a Muslim yoga guru who spent 30 years of his life teaching yoga to differently abled people across the globe. The performance was inaugurated to a packed house by The Secretary Sports Shri. Ajit M. Sharan IAS, Dr. P. K. Aggarwal former chief Secretary, West Bengal, Shri. K. L. Malhotra General Secretary ICUNR..
One could see the depth of knowledge of Guruji Pasha by the way he presented the Mantra yoga enchanted by 21 disciples, Nadha yoga by the musicians and shariric yoga, karma yoga, dharma yoga, adhyathma yoga performed on the wheelchair for 90 minutes which proved to the world that yoga is meant for all …. Irrelevant of being abled or disabled.
The most difficult Asanas, sirsasana, mayurasana, chakorasana, yogadandasana performed on the wheelchairs mesmerised the audience. The highlight of the program ” bhagawadgita” showcasing the 10 incarnations of Mahavishnu and the Vishwaroopa was brought alive by the innovative yogic postures on the wheelchairs. Guruji Pasha gave a message of Dignity, equality and empowerment of the differently abled through yoga. His students who have been learning yoga for the past 15 years said that their personal and family life has been improved due to the teaching imparted by Guruji. It has helped them overcome their disabilities and guided them to lead a positive life. The show concluded to the roaring applause by the audience in a standing ovation.
About Ability Unlimited Foundation (AUF): AUF is a brain child of Guruji Syed Sallauddin Pasha, over three decades he has effectively used dance & music therapy to heal differently abled and tsunami effected people. He is a national award recipient by the President of India. His pioneering work has created socio-cultural equality & excellence in art & culture for the differently abled, which is first of its kind in the world. Guru Pasha’s contribution is considered a revolution in the history of differently-abled and Indian classical dance.
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