Simple yet disciplined, into tranquility. Ease mind, flex body. Millions celebrate 1st International Yoga Day 21 June 2015
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.
The United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga 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.
India is celebrating its first ever International Day of Yoga, which the Indian government hopes will set a new World Record. Millions of people across the world are expected to join in, with a 192 countries taking part. Yoga is an ancient Hindu discipline which has been practised for around 5,000 years. It has gained huge popularity in recent times and has become a booming industry, particularly in the US.
"International Yoga Day... for Human Welfare, Tension-Free World", says Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who performed asanas at Rajpath on 21 June, New Delhi
Over 37,000 people had gathered at Rajpath to take part in the World Yoga Day celebrations along with Modi. In the guidance of Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and instructors, both the PM and the public performed asanas (postures) and pranayams (breathing exercises) on Sunday.
Photo courtesy APTN, AP/Mukhtar Khan, and NDTV
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