International Yoga Day
Yoga, a 5000-year-old valuable gift of India’s tradition holds the complete essence of the Way of Life. The word ‘yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’ which signifies ‘yoke’ or ‘union’ it helps in maintaining an equilibrium between the body and the mind uniting the human body and its consciousness. Yoga is the most favourable way to integrate the three aspects – body, mind and spirit which gives a glimpse of something beyond all imagination or mental satisfaction.
Regular practice of Yoga brings extraordinary lifestyle changes. Yoga controls our health, concentration level and other prominent aspects that are directly related in maintaining a healthy life. People practicing Yoga have stated increased tolerance, peaceful, happy and healthy living with reduced anxiety. Due to its several positive features, yoga is quite popular showing the way to lead a healthy lifestyle in harmony. In short, yoga is a great instrument to stay strong, fit and energetic.
Yoga, originated in India is practiced throughout the world in various forms. Different people across the world practice this art to build flexibility and enrich their spiritual practice.
On 11th Dec 2014, it was declared that every year 21st June will be celebrated as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Many forms of yoga have been developed since – each concentrating on a new realm of personal improvement. It was highly observed to make people aware about the immeasurable value of practicing yoga. Every year a specific theme is adopted identifying its infinite and holistic contribution towards improving an individual’s health and mind. In view of that, the theme of 2017 is ‘Yoga for Health’.
Several events are organized on this day throughout the world and people assemble to understand its value and how it brings positivity in life. People claim numerous physical and psychological benefits result from yoga. It hones the confidence level as well as the physical and mental flexibility relieving stress and improving the mood. Yoga poses teach us to stay stable and correspond between mind and health that leads to proper self-control. Nonetheless, yoga adds composure to our daily life and reminds us that a sound mind is the secret to sound health.