“Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment…” - Narendra Modi
Friday 21st June 2019, save the date!
This will be the fifth International Yoga Day so expect to see tons of events happening all over the world for the global celebration of yoga!
It’s believed that yoga is a 6,000 year old mental, physical and spiritual practice, originating in India as a way of transforming the way we connect with our body and mind.
Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, was the one who suggested the idea of an International Day of Yoga to the UN General Assembly back in September 2014. His reasoning was to raise awareness amongst people worldwide about the benefits of practicing yoga in our everyday lives – who could possibly reject that idea!
The international day also comes with its own theme and this year it’s ‘Climate Action’. Climate change is a huge topic and it’s great to see the UN take action by supporting how yoga can help with climate action.
But you’re probably wondering how?
It’s more about the idea of yoga connecting our body and mind to nature that will hopefully inspire people to take action against the Earth’s changing climate.
Here are the past themes:
· 2018 was “Yoga for Peace”.
· 2017 was “Yoga for Health”.
· 2016 was “Connect the Youth”.
· 2015 was “Yoga for Harmony and Peace”.
You don’t have to go to an event or a class to get involved, try one of our online classes and practice at home or if you really want to embrace this year’s theme, do it outside! Get friends and family to join and come together to raise awareness on climate change and of course, appreciate the immense health benefits that comes with practicing yoga regularly.