International Day of Yoga, June 21
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Yoga is essentially a spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science, which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body. It is an art and science of healthy living. The word ‘Yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘Yuj’, meaning ‘to join’ or ‘to yoke’ or ‘to unite’, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness. As per Yogic scriptures the practice of Yoga leads to the union of individual consciousness with that of the Universal Consciousness, indicating a perfect harmony between the mind and body, Man & Nature. The practice of Yoga is believed to have started with the very dawn of civilization. The science of yoga has its origin thousands of years ago in India, long before the first religions or belief systems were born.

Today it is practiced in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity. While addressing the 69th session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27, 2014, the Honorable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi urged the world community to adopt an international Day of Yoga. Recognizing its universal appeal, on 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga. The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.

A week of Yoga is organized every year in the month of June, in various cities of Mexico by the Embassy of India and GTICC in collaboration with the Government of various states of Mexico.

Celebrations of the International Day of Yoga, 2018


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