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World celebrates India’s ancient tradition, Intl Yoga Day

This practice is 5000 years old which heals your mind, body, and soul and we also can state that yoga improves your thoughts to think about great lifestyle.


World celebrates India’s ancient tradition, Intl Yoga Day
Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. (Image Credit: Wikimedia)

International Yoga Day, is celebrated annually on 21 June since its initiation in 2015.

An international day for yoga was announced unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Yoga is a physical, mental and metaphysical practice started in India.

Yoga is an ancient practice created by India. This practice is 5000 years old which heals your mind, body, and soul and we also can state that yoga improves your thoughts to think about great lifestyle.

The programme is being held in Dehradun is witnessing a gathering of around 60,000 people. The word 'Yoga' is a Sanskrit word and it originates from the root word Yuja which essentially means 'to bind and to align to hold'.

"Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies the 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 with yourself, the world and nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well-being. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day." Narender Modi said in UN General Assembly

June 21 is the day of the Summer Solstice when the inclination of a planet's axis in the northern hemisphere is most inclined toward the star that it orbits - in our case, the Earth and the Sun.

June 21 is presumed the longest day of the year with the early sun rising and setting late for the northern hemisphere. The summer solstice is also considered a significant day in Indian mythology as it marks an event that could be considered the beginning of Yogic science.

When people saw Adi yogi, they flocked to him for enlightenment but left as he stayed unaware of their existence. Whereas, seven people stayed insistent to learn from him but Shiva refused to claim that a lot of preparation was to be done.

The seven people then sat determined through 84 years of sadhana, after which Shiva took notice of them as the sun was shifting from the northern to southern run which was the day of the Summer Solstice. It is said that he could no longer neglect them as they were overwhelming with knowledge. When the next full moon arose 28 days later, Adi yogi changed himself into Adi Guru and started teaching the ways of the yogic science to his disciples.


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