As our country will complete 5 years of International Day of Yoga today, let’s have a close discussion on how it all started?
The United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as ‘International Day of Yoga’, on December 11, 2014, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed the idea.
The resolution on ‘International Day of Yoga’ was introduced by India’s Ambassador to UN Asoke Mukerji and saw 177 nations joining as co-sponsors, the highest number ever for any General Assembly resolution.
“Yog” has conquered the world already and the acclaim was due from a long time. “Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness,” the UN says, acknowledging that Yoga “continues to grow in popularity” across the world.
Yoga can help us to solve the problem of global warming
Yoga provides a sense of calm: It aims to achieve inner conscious and releases the negative energy out of your body and you spread positive energy in and around your local environment.
Fit and active bodies: Yoga has extremely physical benefits of yoga. You can become a lot more fit, strong and flexible and help your systems function at optimal capacity. This can be particularly useful when you wish to survive on simplicity and have to physically and mentally work to save the world.
Yoga works to solve climate change: Regular yoga practitioners’ eventually develop a connection with Mother Nature. Cooperative individuals, on the other hand, have a big role in garner support of people on larger scales and work with them to build a sustainable means of revival for the environment and survival for the human race. Surviving on basic means and helping out locally while thinking globally will only help reduce each individual’s carbon footprint. This will lead to numerous benefits to the world around us. It’s a long road ahead, and the world needs all the help it can get.
Yoga distils attitude: A regular practice of yoga helps to attain inner peace and satisfaction. This helps in structuring an identity free from evil thoughts, misery and negative vibes.