International Yoga Day : 21 June

United Nations has declared 21st June as the International Yoga Day. It recognised that Yoga "provides a holistic approach to health and well-being" and that wider the dissemination of information about benefits of practising Yoga would be beneficial for the health of the world population. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice which integrates the body and the mind.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, called for declaring  21 June as  International Day of Yoga.  He said 
"Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness within yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day."
This will provide a plateform to people of all age groups who want to experience the meditativeness and expand their perception of life from individuality to universality.
Yoga, an age old practice having its origin over 6000 years ago in India that has grown exponentially in recent times and is enjoying all over the world. Yoga is taught in many schools as well as individuals or groups in different parts of the world today.  It is not a religion. It is a vast science of spirituality. The aim of yoga is to be a good human being and to be happy in life. So it is for everybody because everybody wants to be happy.
Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of body, mind, thought and work of life. It also restraints the fulfillment and harmony between the nature and human being. It is a holistic approach to health as well as well-being. It is not only exercise, but also uncover the sense of oneness within yourself, the nature and the world. It is good for changing our lifestyle and creating our consciousness. It can help us in many ways.
Activity Schedule for First International Yoga Day :
Date : 21 June 2015 ;  Time period- 35 min.
  • Part 1 (2 min)  : श्लोक
               "संगच्छध्वम संवद्यध्वम, संवो मनासी जानताम् ।
                देवाभागम् यथा पूर्वे, संजानाना उपासते ।।"
  • Part 2 (3 min) : Warming up (For relextion)
    • Neck rotation
    • Shoulder rotation
    • Hip rotation
    • Knee rotation etc...
  • Part 3 (15 min) :  Yoga Asana
    • A) Yogasan in standing position
      1. Tadasan ; ताड़ासन
      2. Vrukshasan ; वृक्षासन
      3. Pad Hastsan ; पादहस्तासन
      4. Ardhchakrasan ; अर्धचक्रासन
      5. Trikonasan ; त्रिकोणासन
    • B) Yogasan in seating position
      1. Bhadrasan;  भद्रासन
      2. Shashankasan;  शशांकासन
      3. Ardh ushtrasan;  अर्धउष्ट्रासन
      4. Vkrasan;  वक्रासन
    • C) Yogasan in sleeping position (on stomach)
      1. Bhujangasan;  भुजंगासन
      2. Shalbhasan;  शलभासन
      3. Makrasan;  मकरासन
    • D) Yogasan in sleeping position
      1. Setu bandh sarvangasan;  सेतुबंध सर्वांगसन
      2. Pawan muktasan;  पवन मुक्तासन
      3. Shwasan;  शवासन
  • Part 4 (2 min) : Kapalbhati;  कपालभाति  
    • Kapal Bhati Pranayama (10-12 strocks in 3 round)
  • Part 5 (5 min) :  Pranayaam ; प्राणायाम
    1. Nadishodhan;  नाडीशोधन  (5 round)
    2. Bhramari Pranayaam;  भ्रामरी प्राणायाम  (5 round)
  • Part 6 (6 min): Meditation in Shambvi Mudra
    • Sit in any kind of Dhyan mudra ; (शांभवी मुद्रा, आँखे बंद और हाथों  की ज्ञान मुद्रा ।)
    • At the time of Meditation play melodies background music.
  • Part 7 (2 min) : संकल्प
I commit, to make myself into a healthy, peaceful, joyful and loving human being. Through every action of mine, I will strive to create a peaceful and loving atmosphere around me. I strive to break the limitations of who I am right now and include the entire world as my own. I recognize the kinship of my own life with every other life. I recognize the unity of all there is.
मैं एक स्वस्थ, शांतिपूर्ण, खुशहाल और अनुरागशील इंसान बनने के लिए प्रतिबद्ध हूँ ।  मै अपने प्रत्येक कार्य  के माध्यम से अपने परिवेश में  एक शांतिपूर्ण और प्यार भरा माहौल बनाने का प्रयास करूँगा । मुझे लगता है मैं अभी कौन  हूँ इस बारे अपनी सोच सीमाओं को पार करते  हुए पुरे विश्व को अपने  में शामिल करने के लिए प्रयासरत रहूँगा।   मैं  औरों के जीवन को अपने जीवन से सम्बंधता पहचानता हूँ।  मैं सभी की एकता को पहचानता हूँ।

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