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The Meaning Of Yoga

Yoga (roughly translated as To Unite) is an ancient Hindu practice that takes care of the physical, mental and spiritual dimensions of a human being.

It originated from India thousands of years ago and symbolizes the joining of mind, body and consciousness.

It consists of hundreds of postures, breathing exercises and meditations.

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B. K. S. Iyengar

“Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.”

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Yoga: A Gift To The World

There has never been a better time to start the ancient practice of Yoga.

  • The ongoing pandemic and its resulting restrictions have increased psychological problems and mental health issues in billions.
  • Yoga takes care of an individual's physical and mental well-being in a way that is unparalleled to anything else.
  • Yoga is for ‘holistic health’, helping in the prevention of all kinds of diseases and eradicating problems already present in the body.

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In 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the proposal to establish June 21st(the longest day of the year) as the International Day Of Yoga to the United Nations.

It was swiftly accepted and endorsed by over 175 member states.

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