It’s a Practice of Yoga for 108 days Anytime – Anywhere
Requires minimum 20 – 30 Minutes in a day
Practice 6 days a week
Minimum of 6 Suryanamaskars and 15 min. of pranayama every day
Challenge: Performing suryanamaskars regularly at a specific pace using the link given below; start from the slow version and work up to fast version of 15 sec per suryanamaskar
Performing 12 suryanamaskars everyday in the first 3 months
Performing 108 suryanamaskars once in a week in the fourth month
Performing 108 suryanamaskars on the day of results
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SIU conducted a survey amongst students and staff to understand their background knowledge and attitude towards practice of yoga. Objective was to understand perception of yoga and yog literacy amongst the students and staff community. SIU also launched the Symbiosis Centre for Yoga (SCY).view report
As part of continued education / training, SIU introduced DESK YOGA. Yoga Popups were introduced on the desk / laptop of each staff member at designated timings of the day, reminding one about specific asanas which can be practiced at one’s workplace.
Self-Management of Excessive Tension (SMET) workshop was conducted by S-VYASA University for the leadership team at SIU.
This year, SIU will celebrate International Yoga Day as the Year of PRANA and the 108 days yoga challenge which is a part of continued education / training.
108 is a Harshad Number, an integer divisible by the sum of its digits. Harshad in Sanskrit means “joy-giver.”
108 marma points, or sacred places of the body. There are said to be 108 energy lines, or nadis, converging to form the heart chakra.
The number 108 has held a multi-dimensional meaning throughout history
We have 108 beads in a mala.
Astronomical significance: viz. the diameter of the Sun multiplied by 108 equals the distance between Sun and Earth; the diameter of the Moon multiplied by 108 equals the distance between Earth and Moon; the diameter of the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth
To compete in the 108 days Yoga Challenge, you need to comply with the following requirements:
Practice Yoga for 108 days Anytime - Anywhere
Spend a minimum of 15-20 Minutes in a day (you may do more)
Practice any 6 Days a week
Perform a minimum of 2 Suryanamaskar & 5-10 mins of Pranayam
2018 (108 days to be calculated on 6 days per week basis)
Results - During Mr. & Ms. Symbifit 2018
Registration dates -
Challenge Dates -
As a Health Promoting University (HPU), SIU has been celebrating World Yoga Day on 21st June every year, for the last three years.
The University Sports Board is very glad to inform you that the first 108 Days Yoga Challenge was organized by University Sports Board from 1st August 2017 to 4th December 2017.
We had a total of 569 registrations (302 students and 267 staff).
The total Pranayam minutes completed by the participants are 34808 mins
The total Suryanamaskars done by the participants are 20255.
A total of 30 institutes participated in the challenge.
The top 3 Institutes with most number of participants (staff & students combined) are:
|Rank||Institute Name||Total no. of participants|
108 Days Yoga Challenge (Overall winners - Institute)
|Rank||Institute Name||Total no. of points|
Winners list: Names of people who have completed the 108 days challenge (Men and Women)
|1||Dr. Amol Dalavi||Staff||SIT|
|5||Poornima Tapas||Staff||SIBM, Pune|
Most number of days (Men and Women)
|STUDENTS||Sanjam Preet Kaur||SSBS||Female||81 DAYS|
|DIRECTOR||Dr. Manisha Ketkar||SSBF||Female||92 DAYS|
Most Pranayam mins (Men and Women)
|STAFF||Shirish Joshi||SICSR||Male||2929 (48 hrs.)|
|Preeti Mulay||SIT||Female||2131 (35 hrs.)|
|STUDENTS||Raj Mistry||SIHS||Male||3945 (65 hrs.)|
|Sonanjali||SLS-Hyderabad||Female||1527 (25 hrs.)|
|DIRECTOR||Dr. Manisha Ketkar||SSBF||Female||325 (5 hrs.)|
Most Suryanamaskars (Men and Women)
|Poornima Tapas||SIBM, Pune||Female||1524|
|DIRECTOR||Dr. Manisha Ketkar||SSBF||Female||438|
Mr. Consistent (Male - Staff):
Dr. Amol Dalavi (SIT)
Most Pranayam mins (Male - Staff):
Shirish Joshi (SICSR)
Most Surya Namaskars (Male - Staff):
Ramesh Jagtap (SIOM)
Most Surya Namaskars (Female - Staff):
Poornima Tapas (SIBM, Pune)
Miss. Consistent (Female - Staff):
Shruti Maheshwari (SIT)
Miss. Consistent & Most Pranayam mins (Female - Students):
Sonanjali (SLS, Hyderabad)
This event website will be setup with a Data Submit page from where you will be able to submit your daily Yoga data (Number of Namaskars and time for Pranayama) using the login details which will be provided to you.
You will be required to submit your Yoga data within 7 days of the actual date for each day.
Anywhere, as long as you perform. In your home, In nature, in a park, around your office, it does not matter just do it.
So, these are the basic rules. Additional details about the event are available on the event FAQ page. Please check it out, it is a must read.