International Yoga Day is commemorated on 21st June 2016 every year. This day was worldwide identified by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on December 11, 2014. The concept of a global yoga day was proposed by our Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, on September 27, 2014. Mr. Modi proposed the date to be June 21 and mentioned that this is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world. And the very first International yoga day was celebrated on June 21, 2015. The ministry of AYUSH arranged this substantial event in India. 35,985 people, including Narendra Modi and plenty of dignitaries from 84 countries, assembled to celebrate this day by carrying out 21 various yoga asanas for 35 minutes in New Delhi. Numerous spiritual leaders took the initiative and expressed their support. The UN recognition made this movement more popular and benefited the entire world. The day committed to yoga was observed by millions of individuals. This event established 2 Guinness world records for the biggest yoga class (consisting of almost 36,000 individuals) and the largest variety of taking part in citizenships (84 countries). Yoga has actually existed for thousands of years like an orphan, but for the very first time, it was acknowledged worldwide.
Importance of Yoga
According to the Oxford dictionary, the word yoga means a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, basic meditation, and the adoption of particular physical postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation originated in ancient India. Raja yoga is the yoga of meditation. This is among the most well-known yoga of perpetuity. The ultimate goal of this activity is moksha (salvation). Redemption is the deliverance from the power and charge of sin.
How Yoga came into existence
The origin of yoga is speculated to be prior to the Vedic duration as discussed in the Rig Veda. In the 1980s, yoga ended up being trendy as an approach to exercise throughout the Western world. Yoga in India is more than the workout, it has a meditative and a spiritual heart. The first Hindu instructor to actively promote and share elements of yoga to a western audience was Swami Vivekanand who explored around Europe and the United States in the 1890s.
The reception which Swami Vivekananda got was built on the active interest of scholars, in particular the New England Transcendentalists, amongst them R. W. Emerson (1803– 1882), who made use of German Romanticism and the interest of logician and intellectuals like G.W.F. Hegel (1770– 1831), August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767– 1845) and Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel (1772– 1829), Max Mueller (1823– 1900), Arthur Schopenhauer (1788– 1860) and others who had an interest in Indian possessions.
Yoga is the most efficient method of connecting your soul to God. It stabilizes our mind and body and links us to the natural world and assists us appreciate the world in a much healthier method. Meditation a kind of yoga, assists us think of life and the Supreme power God that makes us a much better person and aid to make better decisions about life. Meditation is the most favorable method of stabilizing the mental level of a person. It provides enormous peacefulness and peace to the person and helps to carry out everyday battles in a healthy way.
I have learned yoga as a student in my school and as my individual experience it is the best method to begin your day with. This would help students in focusing on the topic more and understand it in a straightforward way. Every school must have a yoga session in the morning and have some quality yoga teachers. This way we would likewise protect the precious souvenir provided to us by our forefathers.
International Yoga Day
International Day of Yoga has been adopted to meet the following goals:.
To let people understand the remarkable and natural benefits of yoga.
To link people to nature by practicing yoga.
To make individuals get used to meditation through yoga.
To draw the attention of people around the world towards the holistic advantages of yoga.
To reduce the rate of health tough diseases all over the world.
To bring communities much close together to spend a day for health from the hectic schedule.
To boost development, advancement and spread peace all through the world.
To help individuals in their bad scenarios themselves by getting relief from tension through yoga.
To reinforce the global coordination among individuals through yoga.
To make individuals familiar with physical and mental diseases and their services through practicing yoga.
To safeguard unhealthy practices and promote and appreciate the great practices to make health better.
To let people know their rights of health and healthy lifestyle to completely enjoy the greatest requirement of physical and psychological health.
To connect between the defense of health and sustainable health advancement.
To get a win over all the health challenges through routine yoga practice.
To promote better mental and physical health of people through yoga practice.
Let us all come together and commemorate International Yoga Day on June 21 and offer ourselves the presence of well-being.