21st JUNE - INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY
Every year on 21st June, we celebrate International Yoga Day, so let's take a resolution to remain healthy and fit throughout our life by making yoga a part of daily life.
The International Yoga Day came into existence on December 11, 2014, after Prime Minister NarendraModi proposed the idea at the United Nations.
Every year on 21st June, we celebrate International Yoga day or commonly known as Yoga Day. It was declared harmoniously by United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, suggested the date 21st June to be the International Yoga day, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, in his UN address which has it’s great significance in other parts of the world.
THEME FOR INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY 2019
The theme for International Yoga Day 2019 is Climate Action and it will be celebrated at the United Nations on Thursday (June 20) with "Yoga with Gurus," followed by a panel discussion on 21 June.
According to him, “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. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well being.”
We are becoming inactive and unfit in our day-to-day lives. The idea of International Yoga Day serves the purpose of bringing our attention towards the healthy lifestyle that we should follow. Its main objective is to make people generate their own lifestyle which includes yoga, exercise, meditation, healthy food and fit and active body.
Yoga is an art originated in India for physical, mental and spiritual practices. We should practice yoga everyday by following these asanas :-
- Balasana ( is a resting pose useful to relieve neck, back and hip strain)
- Sukhasana (useful for lowering the anxiety level and reducing menstrual pain)
- Trikonasana (improves the flexibility of spine and helps in the alignment of shoulder and relieves back pain and stiffness in neck area)
- Chaturanga ( helps in strengthening the arms and is a more challenging arm balance pose)
- Navasana (building strong abdominal and core straight)
We must follow the tips mentioned here to stay healthy and begin yoga where you are:-
- Contact your nearby Yoga studio.
- Arrive early at your studio where you practice yoga.
- Introduce yourself with your Yoga teacher and let him know you are a beginner.
- Choose a good spot.
- Set your own timings and intention for practicing postures.
- Listen to your body and feel the sensations and challenges.
- Keep your eyes on your own mat .Remember it’s not a competition.
- Enjoy your asanas.
- Keep coming back to your classes.
Celebrate International Yoga Day and take a resolution of maintaining a healthy lifestyle not only this year but throughout your life by following these above discussed tips.