International Yoga Day 21 June

Yoga day

Yoga literally means to ‘yoke’ or to be in union. 21 June is celebrated as International Yoga Day all over the world, since it’s inception in 2015. Yoga is an ancient  heritage of Indian culture.

The idea of International Day of Yoga was first proposed by the current Prime Minister of India, Sh. Narendra Modi during his speech at the UNGA, on 27 September 2014. Most people think that yoga is all about yoga asana (the posture) and physical well-being, but the benefits of yoga are deeply seated to upliftment of an individual at social, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.

Positive aspects of the practice of yoga

Physically fitness:

• Weight loss
• Increased muscle strength, including lung musculature

Healthy body functions:

• Stregthening of Cardiovascular system
• Enhanced immunity
•  Sound sleep quality and length
• Blood pressure control
• Breathing control


• Melatonin levels
• Natural killer cells, which fight the
growth of cancer cells

Psychologically Wellbeing:

• Lowers Depression
• Antianxiety
• Destresser

Emotional Stability

• Control over negative thoughts
• Increased positivity in life
• Management of difficult situations
• Healthy expression of negative

Spiritual upliftment

  •  Becoming one with God
  • “De-embedding” one’s self from
    thoughts, feelings, and actions.
  •  Identifying one’s self as
    independent of thoughts, feelings,
    and actions
  • Brings a practitioner’s mind to peace

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