“Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness.” – Indra Devi.
India is popularly known as the land that birthed Yoga. As an act of approbation, in 2014, Prime Minister of Narendra Modi proposed to declare an International Yoga Day at his United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) speech, signifying its importance and benefits to encourage the world to be involved in Yoga. The UN announced June 21 to be observed as the International Yoga Day since 2015. The term Yoga has roots in the Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’, meaning ‘to join’ or ‘to yoke’ or ‘to unite’. According to yogic beliefs, practicing Yoga regularly helps harmonize an individual’s inner consciousness with the Universal Consciousness. When this state is established, attuning an individual’s body and mind with eternal nature could result in more productivity, peace and tranquility, mindfulness, mental clarity and can create profound health benefits.
2021, International Yoga Day Theme: Yoga for well-being
In this epoch of pandemic and lockdown, promoting Yoga could be the most relevant thing when the world has encountered a sea change. Covid-19 continues to exert impacts on mental and physical health worldwide. The world witnessed an extensive surge in mental illness along with the horrific rise of covid cases. So, through the theme, Yoga for well-being, the UN advocates for its significance and disentangles the hidden advantages of Yoga.
Perks of incorporating Yoga in your daily routine:
- Appeases stress levels and inculcates peace of mind
- Bids greater goodbyes to all chronic pain
- Bodily inflammation tapers off, making you less prone to diseases.
- It paves the way for enjoying a sound sleep routine
- Yoga, a mojo for your skin- Need to say more?
- It tones your muscles, just like what you see in those gym posters
- Contributes to your strength, endurance and flexibility
- A healthy mindset and body, hence a salubrious life
Our harum-scarum attitude towards our bodies and minds is often neglected in this accelerating lifestyle that we all lead. But, we all are born to be full of the joys of spring, and to own that, we need to prioritize our health. Our civilization has honored us with the most precious magic bullet, a universal remedy-Yoga; let’s fix the fact in our mind and shift to a healthier lifestyle. Happy International Yoga Day!
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