They say, ‘ if money is lost, something is lost but if health is lost, everything is lost.’ So it is very important for a person to stay healthy. But in today’s busy life, how one can keep oneself healthy? Yoga, doing yoga can help you in living a healthy life in this busy environment too. As we all know, June 21st is celebrated as international yoga day. An international day for yoga was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 11 December 2014 after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for the day to be adopted as a global celebration of yoga, an ancient practice that began in India more than 5,000 years ago.
‘Yoga for Health’ is the theme of this year international yoga day. This theme hopes to highlight yoga’s holistic approach to both physical and mental well-being, and its ability to create a balance between body and mind.
For those who want to get involved, a range of sessions are taking place across the world open to everyone. Here’s a round up of some events taking place on the International Yoga day, 2017.
Considered the yoga capital of the world, Mysuru will be celebrating the International Day of Yoga in a fittingly high-profile way, by attempting to create a new Guinness Record for the largest number of people taking part in a yoga class.
The city aims to bring together 50,000 yogis on the day to break the record set in New Delhi on International Day of Yoga 2015 when 35,895 yogis participated in the event.
Mysuru is also attempting to break a second record of the largest yoga chain, hoping that 5,001 participants will overtake the record set in 2014 when a chain was formed with 3,849 yogis.
New Yorkers who want to find some inner peace in the city can head to Times Square for a free yoga class on Wednesday, June 21, which also happens to be Summer Solstice.
The event is being held in partnership with the UN, with classes taking place all day on the longest day of the year. Registration is open now and anyone wanting to make a donation to the class is welcome to, with all proceeds to be given to charity.
Singapore will host its first International Day of Yoga this year, with around 50 events happening across the country, and all free of charge. The events will be held from June 17 to 25 and at locations as diverse as Changi Airport, ION Orchard Mall, and schools and universities.
Yoga is practiced by almost everyone all over the world. Practicing yoga, not only gives you a healthy body, but also a healthy mind. So this international day of yoga takes a pledge to practice yoga and step in a healthy environment.