International Yoga Day
Namaste Everyone! It's time to celebrate International Day Of Yoga.
June 21, International Day Of Yoga celebrates the physical and spiritual mastery that yoga has brought to the world stage. While it is an important source of exercise and healthy activity for some and for many, these routines are a way to connect the body, mind and soul in a way that has existed for centuries.
HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY
Yoga is considered to be an ancient practice that originated 5,000 years ago in India. Yoga was developed as a way to interconnect the mind, body and soul to step closer into enlightenment. Yoga is a great relaxation method, with claims to help the body’s general well-being, alleviate physical injuries and chronic pain.
The idea of International Yoga Day was first proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 27, 2014, during his speech at the UN General Assembly, where a resolution to establish June 21 as International Yoga Day was introduced by India’s Ambassador, Asoke Kumar Mukerji.
The date of June 21 was chosen as it is the longest day of the year. Overall, it received support from 177 nations, the highest number of co-sponsors for any UN resolution, proclaiming June 21 as the International Yoga Day.
Join the Aikyam Foundation on Monday, June 21, for FREE virtual yoga and meditation sessions from throughout the day. The sessions are suitable for all ages.