The United Nations and the world are joining together on June 21st for an International Day of Yoga. This is a day to recommit to a lifetime of health and wellness through yoga practice. It’s also a great time to share the wellness that yoga brings by inviting family and friends into the Pilgrimage Yoga Online community.
Why Do You Love Yoga?
When yoga students were asked why they love yoga practice, here are some of their answers:
“Yoga stretches my muscles and makes my back feel good.”
“Yoga helps me to bliss out.”
“Yoga brings me back into balance with my true nature.”
“Yoga gives me time for myself”
Transform Body and Mind
Yoga is a 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India and which aims to transform both body and mind.
Discover A Sense of Oneness
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was instrumental in gaining the support of the United Nations for this day. noted: “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. ”
The First Yogi
Yogi and mystic, Sadhguru noted 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.”
We agree. So how are you celebrating International Yoga Day?