International Yoga Day – June 21st
Yoga is believed to be the science of fourth dimension and beyond and not mere exercise. Almost all Indian philosophies and religious communities have unanimously accepted for what yoga is. It is of immense importance in the spiritual advancement, physical and mental health of modern man. It helps de-stress after a long day at work, and is even proven by many to effectively fight depression.
Roots of yoga date back to the pre-vedic era, which is almost 5000 years and is believed to be practiced by people of Indus valley civilization which existed between 3300 BC and 1800 BC.The development of yoga is however believed to be around 5th or 6th century BC.
The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Sri. Narendra Modi was the first to coin the celebration of this spiritual discipline. 21st of June as suggested by Sri. Narendra Modi, was declared as international day for yoga by the United Nations General Assembly [UNGA] on 11th December 2014.
21st of June was particularly chosen for it is the longest day observed in the northern hemisphere and also enjoys special status in many parts of the world. The first ever international yoga day was celebrated on 21st June 2015. The Ministry of AYUSH conducted a yoga session of 35 minutes for 35,985 including the Prime Minister of India and many dignitaries from 84 countries in Rajpath, New Delhi.
The modern-day man is deceased by the rush of life and excessive stress and thereby increasing the importance of yoga in modern times. Yoga is not an exercise, it is the balance of mind and body.
It is a gateway to omniscience.
It is an understanding of cognition.
It is refurbishing the boundary of thought.
It is the growth of comprehension.
It is the key to attain peace in life.
Celebrate this year’s International Yoga day by performing at a session organized near your locality!
Try Yoga at-least 1 day in a year. 😛