International Yoga Day or Yoga Day is celebrated every year on June 21. Following the tradition, this year as well, the Yoga Day will be celebrated on June 21. The day came into being in 2015 after being declared unanimously by the United National General Assembly (UNGA). Talking about Yoga, it is a mental, physical and spiritual practice which roots back to India. In fact, our Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested June 21 as International Yoga Day as it is the longest day of the year in Northern Hemisphere. The day holds a special significance in India as well as other parts of the world.
The idea of Yoga Day celebration was proposed by PM Modi during his speech at the UNGA in September 2014. During his speech, he said, “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; 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 with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well being. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.”
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Yoga Day Celebrations of 2017
Last year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took part in an event and practiced yoga with 51,000 participants in Lucknow. Many business leaders of the country also took part in the event. In New York, the Yoga Day was celebrated at Times Square where thousands of participants demonstrated Yoga asanas. In China, a gathering of 10,000 people performed Yoga in the city of Wuxi.
Yoga Day Celebrations 2018
This time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be participating in Yoga Day Celebrations in Dehradun which is organised by FRI. The event will have a footfall of around 60,000 people. Registration to the event is entirely free of cost.
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The very heart of yoga practice is ‘abyhasa’ – steady effort in the direction you want to go
Yoga means addition – addition of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul.
A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves
True meditation is about being fully present with everything that is–including discomfort and challenges. It is not an escape from life.
Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success
Yoga is not just repetition of few postures – it is more about the exploration and discovery of the subtle energies of life.
Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.
Yoga exists in the world because everything is linked
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