3rd International Yoga Day 2017 June 21st; Celebrations Across the World


June 21st International Yoga Day 2017: Today, June 21st, International Yoga Day is celebrating across the world. This is the third edition of International Yoga Day as it is celebrated since 2015. Yoga Events were planned in nearly 180 countries across the world and many people participated in it. Yoga itself is a very old practice that is followed in India since time immemorial. Its origin can be traced back to Lord Shiva, who is also called the Adi Yogi (first guru) and is known as the teacher to all the yogis in the world.

International Yoga Day

Yoga is physical, Mental and spiritual practice followed in India. An international day for yoga was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 11 December 2014. Later PM Modi suggested that the date of 21 June to be celebrated as International Yoga Day, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares special significance in many parts of the world.

PM Modi today performed Yoga in Ramabai Ambedkar Ground in Lucknow along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister. Most of the Ministers and  Governor participated in the program and celebrated the International Yoga Day by performing various asanas. In many states in India, they are celebrating International Yoga Day by conducting camps.

Many colleges and schools in India are celebrating 3rd International Yoga Day by performing Yogasans. Some people organise the camp for the public and teach them about benefits of Yogasanas. They also give a speech about the goodness of Yoga such that Yoga’s aim is not only to heal the body but to purify all three: Mind, body and soul. It facilitates a connection between ourselves and Mother Nature, taking us closer to our real selves.

Top 5 Mobile Apps For Best Yoga Practice

  1. YogaGlo
  2. Breathe App
  3. FitStar Yoga
  4. Asana Rebel
  5. Zova

Things Should Not Do Before Yoga

  1. Do not Drink Coffee
  2. Do not Eat
  3. Do not Shower

Happy International Yoga Day to all. I wish all of them to do at least minimum Yogasanas daily to keep yourself controlled, meditated and to lead a happy, and healthy life.

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