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20 June 2015

June 21, International Yoga Day

June 21, International Yoga Day
Yoga is an Indian physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline. There is a broad variety of schools, practices and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism (including Vajrayana and Tibetan Buddhism) and Jainism.The best-known are Hatha yoga and Raja yoga.

The origins of Yoga have been speculated to date back to pre-Vedic Indian traditions, but most likely developed around the sixth and fifth centuries BCE, in ancient India's ascetic circles, which are also credited with the early sramana movements.The chronology of earliest texts describing yoga-practices is unclear, varyingly credited to Hindu Upanishads and Buddhist Pāli Canon, probably of third century BCE or later. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali from first half of 1st millennium CE is one of a key surviving major texts on Yoga.Hatha yoga texts emerged around 11th century CE, and in its origins was related to Tantrism.

June 21 was declared as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014.Yoga, a physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin over 6000 years ago in India, aims to integrate the body and the mind.

The declaration of this day came after the call for the adoption of 21 June as International Day of Yoga by Indian Prime Minister 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 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 within yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day."

In suggesting June 21, which is the Summer Solstice, as the International Day of Yoga, 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.

From the perspective of yoga, the Summer Solstice marks the transition to Dakshinayana. The first full moon after Summer Solstice is known as Guru Poornima. According to Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, in the yogic lore, the first transmission of yoga by Shiva, the first Guru, is said to have begun on this day.Dakshinayana is also considered a time when there is natural support for those pursuing spiritual practices.Govind Gurbani Yog Guru / Vice President of Rajasthan Swasthya Yog Parisad Jaipur India informed that on 21 June fifty thousand followers of Yoga will perform Yoga in Rajasthan.


And the economic times reported that "Indian embassies will organise yoga sessions after iftar in Muslim nations on InternationalYoga Day"

Several Muslim majority nations across the Gulf, Central Asia, North Africa and Southeast Asia that will witness mega events on the International Yoga Day organised by local Indian embassies have the option to participate after their Iftar (breaking their fast) as the day falls during the Ramadan period, senior government sources told to ecomonic times.
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The first International Yoga Day is set to take place on Sunday 21 June, with 35,000 people gathering in New Delhi in an attempt to break the world record for the largest yoga class. 
If you are participating any yoga session, you can send us the photos/videos links of yoga session to our official Mail Id ([email protected]). we are very excited to share your photos and videos through our blog. Thank You

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