International Day of Yoga : A physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin over 6000 years ago in India

YogaThe declaration of this day of 21st, June as “International Day of Yoga” came after the call for this day by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on 27th, September 2014. wherein Prime Minister Modi stated, “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. Yoga, a physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin over 6000 years ago in India aims to integrate the body and the mind. It embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action, restraint and fulfilment, harmony between man and nature, a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness within yourself, the world and the nature. Yoga-1By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.” On 11th, December 2014, the 193-member U.N. General Assembly approved by consensus a resolution establishing 21st, June as ‘International Day of Yoga’ and this initiative found support from many global leaders, more than 177 countries including USA, Canada, China and Egypt have supported this move, including 175 nations co-sponsoring the resolution.

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