Understanding The Background Of UN Declares June 21 As World Yoga Day.
Yoga – the very word radiates peace and tranquility. This feeling probably stems from the etymology of the word. The word Yoga gets derived from the Sanskrit (ancient language of India) word Yuj which necessarily means to unite or join or add. The addition referred to is that of the individual self merging with infinite, or limitless awareness of the Universe. Health and relaxation through the Yoga is a means of achieving this goal. Yoga, originated in India, 26000 years ago, and is believed to have evolved during the Truthful Age( Sat Yug), also called the golden age. Yoga and health (physical, mental and spiritual) always remain closely related.
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Yoga profoundly effects on the circulation and the functioning of the inner organs, glands, and nerves. It keeps all systems in radiant health and leads to greater energy, better concentration and a happier, more fulfilling life. Yoga is a traditional aid in improving both physical and the mental health. Most of the significant Yoga benefits include anti-ageing, balance and flexibility of the body. It increases the knowledge and wealth, improvement in mental health and development of personal and social values.Yoga undoubtedly helps in improving strength, sexual life and reducing weight. Yoga makes you feel good. Yoga is relaxing. It is energizing. It is strengthing. Yoga cures different incurable diseases.
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Yoga undoubtedly helps in improving strength, sexual life and reducing weight. Yoga makes you feel good. Yoga is relaxing. It is energizing. It is strengthing. Yoga cures different incurable diseases. Even if one percent of the population practice Yoga, harmony, love, peace prevail. When all the masses in the society start moving towards it, and that is the whole dimension brought out from modern science. Therefore, in the world they have the number of such organizations, festivals, so the people could be working together harmoniously for developing this discipline.
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So if the critical mass of one percent comes then, the whole society is going to change. And there is going to be a complete transformation of the entire society. Therefore, it is always aimed at having at least one percent of the people practicing yoga in every day, every corner, and every village. And that is how the things could be, that is how Yoga brings about a social transformation. Thus, Yoga will lead us to peace and tranquility Via. While using the above-given Yogic concepts, we see that even the world at large would slowly turn for peace and harmony.
UNO declares 21st June As World Yoga Day
June 21 was declared as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014. The declaration came after the call for the adoption of 21 June as International Day of Yoga by the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 where he stated.
“Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies the 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. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.”
Narendra Modi further stated that “Yoga embodies the unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being.” 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.Photo Credit: Wikipedia
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 the natural support for those pursuing spiritual practices.
Following the adoption of the UN Resolution, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar lauded the efforts of Narendra Modi, stating that “It is very difficult for any philosophy, religion or culture to survive without state patronage. Yoga has existed so far almost like an orphan. Now, the official recognition by the UN would further spread the benefit of Yoga to the entire world.” Via
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