International Yoga Day Encourages Peace
Hey Yogis! Did you know that today, June 21st, is the 4th annual International Yoga Day? This year's theme is Peace, as yogis around the world practice all 8 limbs of yoga for body, mind & spirit.
More about International Yoga Day:
Initiated with a proposition by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, June 21 was proclaimed International Yoga Day by the United Nations on Dec. 11, 2014. The aim of worldwide recognition was to primarily raise awareness on the benefits of yoga.
Today, the U.N. resolution is endorsed by 179 countries.
Four years ago, in his address to the General Assembly, Prime Minister Modi said: “Yoga is an invaluable gift from our ancient tradition. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action ... a holistic approach [that] is valuable to our health and our well-being. Yoga is not just about exercise; it is a way to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.”
You can also watch live updates about International Yoga Day events around the globe on the Live International Yoga Day Blog.
So, whether you're at home or heading for the studio, be sure to sneak in a few Sun Salutations and breathe in your peace today.
Photos: Michelle Buck Photography