International Day of Yoga

Category : General advice 24th June 2019

Inside Yoga 273 (24/6/2019)

Last Friday, June 21, was International Day of Yoga, and this was celebrated across the world in various ways, especially in India where yoga comes from.

The International Day of Yoga, often called International Yoga Day, is a recognised event according to the UN, which states: “Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual 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.

“Today it is practiced in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity. Recognizing its universal appeal, on 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga.”

The BBC had an interesting collection of images from International Yoga Day, click on

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi took part in a mass yoga class to celebrate the special event, see

Other You Tube reports showed how the event was celebrated,
One showed yoga on an aircraft carrier,

Several articles about the yoga day in one of India’s national papers:

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