International Day Of Yoga



Yoga is a 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice Having its origin in India, Which Aims to transform both body and mind. On December 11 in 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga. The declaration came after the call for the adoption of June 21st as International Day of Yoga by Hon’ble Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 wherein he stated: “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. ” In Suggesting June 21, which is the Summer Solstice, as the International Day of Yoga, Mr. Narendra Modi had said that, “the date is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world. “Yogi and mystic, Sadhguru notes the importance of this day in the yogic tradition: “On the day of the summer solstice, Adiyogi [the first yogi] turned south and first set his eyes on the Saptarishis or Seven Sages, who were his first disciples to carry the science of yoga to many parts of the world. It is wonderful that June 21 marks this momentous event in the history of humanity.”

  • 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 Yoga-Day-2016harmony between mind & body, man & nature; a holistic approach to health & well being.
  • The brown leaves symbolise the Earth element, the greenleaves sy
    mbolise 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.

    The Benefits of Yoga


Like yoga, the osteopathic approach to wellness focuses on your body’s natural tendency toward health and self-healing. “The purpose of yoga is to create strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body,” explains Natalie Nevins, DO, a board-certified osteopathic family physician and certified Kundalini Yoga instructor in Hollywood, California. While there are more than 100 different types, or schools, of yoga, most sessions are typically include breathing exercises, meditation, and assuming postures (sometimes called asana or poses) that stretch and flex various muscle groups. “As an osteopathic physician, I focus a lot of my efforts on preventive medicine and practices, and in the body’s ability to heal itself,” says Dr. Nevins. “Yoga is a great tool for staying healthy because it is based on similar principles.”

Physical Benefits

“The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome,” explains Dr. Nevins. “Yoga can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia.”Other physical benefits of yoga include:

1.Increased flexibility
2.Increased muscle strength and tone
3.Improved respiration, energy and vitality
4.Maintaining a balanced metabolism
5.Weight reduction
6.Cardio and circulatory health
7.Improved athletic performance
8.Protection from injury


Mental Benefits 

Aside from the physical benefits, one of the best benefits of yoga is how it helps a person
manage stress, which is known to have devastating effects on the body and mind. “Stress can reveal itself in many ways, including back or neck pain, sleeping problems, headaches, drug abuse, and an inability to concentrate,” says Dr. Nevins. “Yoga can be very effective in developing coping skills and reaching a more positive outlook on life.” Yoga’s incorporation of meditation and breathing can help improve a person’s mental well-being. “Regular yoga practice creates mental clarYoga dayity and calmness; increases body awareness; relieves chronic stress patterns; relaxes the mind; centers attention; and sharpens concentration,” says Dr. Nevins. Body- and self-awareness are particularly beneficial, she adds, “because they can help with early detection of physical problems and allow for early preventive action.”

Beginners Welcome 
Because there are so many different kinds of yoga practices, it is possible for anyone to start. “Whether you’re a couch potato or a professional athlete, size and fitness levels do not matter because there are modifications for every yoga pose and beginner classes in every style,” says Dr. Nevins. “The idea is to explore your limits, not strive for some pretzel-like perfection. It is a great way to get in tune with your body and your inner self.”

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस 21 जून को मनाया जाता है। यह दिन वर्ष का सबसे लंबा दिन होता है और योग भी मनुष्य को दीर्घ जीवन प्रदान करता है। पहली बार यह दिवस 21 जून 2015 को मनाया गया, जिसकी पहल भारत के प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी ने 27 सितम्बर 2014 को संयुक्त राष्ट्र महासभा में अपने भाषण से की थी जिसमें उन्होंने कहा: “योग भारत की प्राचीन परंपरा का एक अमूल्य उपहार है यह दिमाग और शरीर की एकता का प्रतीक है; मनुष्य और प्रकृति के बीच सामंजस्य है; विचार, संयम और पूर्ति प्रदान करने वाला है तथा स्वास्थ्य और भलाई के लिए एक समग्र दृष्टिकोण को भी प्रदान करने वाला है। यह व्यायाम के बारे में नहीं है, लेकिन अपने भीतर एकता की भावना, दुनिया और प्रकृति की खोज के विषय में है। हमारी बदलती जीवन शैली में यह चेतना बनकर, हमें जलवायु परिवर्तन से निपटने में मदद कर सकता है। तो आयें एक अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस को गोद लेने की दिशा में काम करते हैं।” —नरेंद्र मोदी, संयुक्त राष्ट्र महासभा जिसके बाद 21 जून को ” अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस” घोषित किया गया। 11 दिसम्बर 2014 को संयुक्त राष्ट्र में 193 सदस्यों द्वारा 21 जून को ” अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस” को मनाने के प्रस्ताव को मंजूरी मिली। प्रधानमंत्री मोदी के इस प्रस्ताव को 90 दिन के अंदर पूर्ण बहुमत से पारित किया गया, जो संयुक्त राष्ट्र संघ में किसी दिवस प्रस्ताव के लिए सबसे कम समय है।