International Yoga Day – 21st June

International Yoga Day

Yoga has been derived from a sanskrit word ‘YUJ’, which means to join or to unite. it is an ancient discipline, it helps to transform and unite our mind, soul and body. It is not just a form of exercise but it is a process to develop the sense of oneness with nature, world and ourselves. It helps in connecting our body with our minds in the real sense. Keeping the importance of yoga in our lives, International yoga is observed on the 21st June across globe every year.

Origin and Significance

Yoga is supposed to be more than 5000 years old, the prime minister of India, Shree Narendra Modi also practices yoga everyday and first proposed the idea of celebrating a day as the international yoga day in his speech at the UN general assembly. Thereafter, the united national declared 21st June as the international yoga day. The date 21st June was selected as it is the summer peak or the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. The day already is of great importance in many countries. On this day, the sun moves from north to south. This transition period is a good time for meditation and yogic practices. It is also believed that on this day Adiyogi turned towards south and looked at the seven sages also known as the Saptarishis. These Saptarishis were the first disciples of yoga and contributed in spreading this science across the globe.

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