“Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’ s tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; 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 within yourself, the world and 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. “
The above was part of PM of India Mr Narendra Modi’s address to the UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014, where he asked for the adoption of 21st of June as the International Day of Yoga.
Though Yoga is a spiritual, mental and physical practice, having its origin over 6000 years ago in India, and aims to integrate the body and mind, it has touched hearts and changed lives, across the world. This beautiful practice and science needs to be reverred and the first Yoga International Day needs to be celebrated to the fullest! Some of the Yoginis of Bahrain got together to mark this historical day to spread the word of Yoga here and beyond!
Neelanjana Bharadwaj – Yoga Expert