International Yoga Day
This topic provides information about International Yoga Day that is celebrated on 21 June every year.
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Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.
Today it is practiced in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity. Recognizing its universal appeal, on 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as International Yoga Day by resolution 69/131.
International Yoga Day aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.
Folding of both hands in the logo Symbolise Yoga, the union, which reflects the union of individual Consciousness with that of universal Consciousness, a perfect harmony between mind & body, man & nature; a holistic approach to health & well being. The brown leaves symbolise the Earth element, the green leaves symbolise the Nature, blue symbolises the Water element, brightness symbolises the Fire element and the Sun symbolise the source of energy and inspiration. The logo reflects harmony and peace for humanity, which is the essence of Yoga.
Benefits of Yoga
Yoga is very necessary and beneficial for all human beings if it is practiced by all on daily basis in the early morning. The benefits of Yoga include :-
- Increased muscle strength and tone
- Increased flexibility
- Improved respiration,energy and vitality
- Maintaining a balanced metabolism
- Weight reduction
- Cardio and circulatory health
- Improved athletic performance
IDY 2017: Celebrations in India
Lucknow, The city of Nawabs, has been finalized to host the main event of the IDY celebrations in which Prime Minister Shri Narender Modi will participate. Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan is the venue for the third edition of IDY. Live feed of yoga performances from Ramabai Ambedkar Ground, Lucknow on the occasion of International Day of Yoga will be available from 6.20 AM onwards on 21.06.2017 on DD HD channel in HD and DD Feed channel in SD on satellite GSAT 10.
IDY is a worldwide event celebrated by the people of all countries through practicing yoga, meditation, debates, meetings, discussions, variety of cultural performances, etc.