Yoga Day

Yoga Day

The word, yoga, comes from the Sanskrit word yuj, which means to “ yoke” and “samadhi” or “concentration.” A male who practices yoga is called a yogi, a female practitioner, a yogini.

 Yoga is a mental, spiritual, and physical practice which gives calmness, peace, confidence and courage to the people through which they can do several activities in a better way. According to Maharishi Patanjali, Yoga is the cessation of modifications of the mind.

Yoga works essentially with the energy in the body, through the science of pranayama, or energy-control. Prana means to ‘breath.’ Yoga teaches how, through breath-control, to still the mind and achieve higher conditions of mindfulness.

People who think only good things should happen to them are unfit for life. If you do not know how to go through harsh situations joyfully, you will avoid all possibilities.”  – Sadhguru

History of International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day or simply ‘Yoga Day’ is celebrated around the world on 21st June throughout the world of every year. For the first time, it was celebrated on 21 June 2015 throughout the world. This initiative was taken by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi by giving an impactful speech related to yoga on 27 September 2014 in the United Nations General Assembly and for this reason, on 21 June, it was declared as “International Yoga Day”. Since this day is the longest in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in various parts of the globe. The proposal to celebrate the International Yoga Day on 21 June in the United States was approved by 193 members of UN on 11 December 2014.

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