“Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience. We don’t transcend our lives; we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better.” Donna Farhi
Standing amid 21st century, we get to celebrate so many days today that are specifically dedicated to our environment, parents, love and friends. Our strenuous way of lives go more mechanical keeping up the weighing scales between our personal and professional existence. To walk along the pace of our lifestyle and stay robust, we often put a desperate effort; and this is where we requisite a sense of balance between our physique and mind. While emphasising on the requirements of staying healthy, nothing make us look further than practicing Yoga. Today, Yoga has become an unrivalled part of every human being, and it is quite beneficial for all who practices it habitually in the early morning. To broaden the significance and awareness of Yoga, every year on 21st of June, International Day of Yoga or World Yoga Day is celebrated all over the world.
How it all started?
If you plunge into the history and Hindu mythology, existence of Yoga can be witnessed science the Vedic tradition of India and the journey was initiated more than 5000 years ago. Date back to decade, plenty of Hindu monks and ancient saints used to practice Yoga atop the Himalayan ranges. Till today, Yoga has been a useful way of maintaining balance between our action and emotion. Literally, the term ‘Yoga’ is derived from Sanskrit word “yuj”, which means union. Thus, practicing Yoga helps one to unite his/her mind, soul and physique through physical exercise and meditation.
Keeping in mind the efficacy of Yoga, 21st June was declared as the International Yoga Day by the United Nations General Assembly. The approach was basically incorporated in 2014 by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he proposed this idea at United Nations General Assembly during his speech. Since then International Yoga Day is celebrated all round the globe with great gusto. Today, World Yoga Day is reckoned as one of the greatest moves by Indian PM, which is well-applaud by numerous Yoga teachers, celebrities and many other eminent personalities from various fields of interest. So be ready to be a part of International Yoga Day 2017.
Objectives of International Yoga Day
Having said the significance of Yoga at our day-to-day lifestyle, it is always essential for every individual to comprehend the need and usefulness of Yoga. This integral system of Yoga has been originated centuries back by the ancient sages of India. Yoga keeps one’s mental and physical faculty in shape curbing down the usual decay of the body organs. Hence, the World Yoga Day or International Day of Yoga was enacted with the following objectives:
- To bring awareness about the health benefits of practicing Yoga
- To exterminate the mounting complicacy in lives and health issues
- To spread a healthy message to the world for a peaceful life
- To unite people through this amazing art of physical exercise and meditation
- To promote the need of a healthy life in today’s mechanical lifestyle
- To get win over various health issues through habitual Yoga practice
Celebration of Yoga Day
Today, this prestigious event of World Yoga Day is supported by several global leaders. Around 170 plus countries celebrate this event on 21st June by organising various awareness programs and activities like Yoga training, Yoga campus and Yoga competition. Many clubs, NGOs and society members also come forward with different Yoga activities to let people know about the significance of Yoga for a healthier life. Gathering of public from different places also inspire many other people to be a part of this vigorous event and spread the positive spirit of Yoga. Even students also go quite enthusiast while celebrating this event at their schools and academic institutions. Various type of learning activities on Yoga, art competition and debates are also organised by many school authorities. Considering the lifetime benefit of practicing Yoga, many academic personals, scholars and political giants are prioritising Yoga to be a mandate curriculum in schools.
Apart from various government and non-government organisations, common public from the countries like Canada, US, India and China pay equal importance to the celebration of International Yoga Day on 21st June every year. Even various talk shows, seminars and workshops are also organised to celebrate World Yoga Day in an effective manner.
Who doesn’t want to stay fit and continue a life with lesser health challenges? Be it at education, profession or business, a blend of good health and relaxed mind always helps one to perform with great concentration and productivity. Presently, we are residing in such a competitive world where staying healthy is the biggest challenges for us. Not only our frantic day-to-day activities, the contaminated environment as well invites lot of health issues for us today. Under such circumstances, our physical and mental aptitude has to be developed to a large extent. This is where practicing Yoga brings us a hope of refreshing tomorrow.
If you are still perplexed why regular practice of Yoga is required in our lives, here’s what you need to know:
- Regular practice of Yoga kindles human body organs and develops the blood circulation in the body
- Doing Yoga in the early morning brings you an amazing peace of mind for rest of the day
- Yoga helps in strengthening muscles and improves flexibility
- It helps in shaping up the body perfectly
- Practice of Yoga habitually guard against arthritis, heart problems and many other health issues
- Yoga helps in improving one’s immune system
- Normal blood pressure can be maintained by doing Yoga regularly
- Yoga unites our positive energy and happiness by balancing our mind and health
- Issues like high blood sugar can easily be controlled with Yoga
- Concentration riches high after practicing Yoga
- Our nervous system is greatly maintained by Yoga
- Yoga helps us in reducing our stress, sleeping disorder, indigestion, anxiety, tension and depression
- Lungs functions get improved by regular practice of Yoga.
- Issues related to kidneys, fat, acidity, asthma, respiration problems etc. get cured with Yoga
- Eyesight and memory issues are also get resolved by practicing Yoga regularly.
Well, befits of Yoga are not merely confined to the listed points. There are many other issues as well that can be controlled and reduced conveniently with regular practice of Yoga.
Hope this write-up will bring some awareness amongst the individuals who are still in the quest of drawing a balance between their mind and health. So this 21st June be a part of International Day of Yoga and add a refreshing quill to your healthy life.