“You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside”
Yoga has originated from northern India over 5,000 years ago. It was introduced and developed by Rishis (sages) who confined this pure exercise knowledge & their beliefs in Upanishads, a huge work containing about 250 scriptures. It became a major part of Buddhism & its meditation practices. Modern yoga teachings started spreading across in western countries by the early 1970s.
Yoga is an ancient physical, mental, and spiritual practice that involves physical poses, focus and deep breathing. It does not include heavy cardio but firm concentration to train your mind with integrity. It embodies unity of the mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between human and nature; overall, a holistic approach to health and well being. It’s a mirror to look at ourselves from within. It is a process of self assessment and awareness. It’s not about maintaining posture with utter perfection but to acquire ultimate peace within you.
The International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually on 21 June since 2015. The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in his United Nations address in 2014, had suggested 21st June , as it is the longest day in the northern hemisphere and holds a special significance in many parts of India. Following this proposition, UN recognized it officially.
‘Prevention is better than cure’, it’s an old yet powerful saying which must be reflected in our lifestyles. Yoga is known to keep the balance between body and mind and to mitigate any chances of chronic and fatal diseases.
There are many major benefits of Yoga such as:-
- Boosts immunity and internal energy to stay active throughout the day.
- Relieves depression, anxiety and stress and helps to keep our mind calm
- Strengthens bones and muscles, reduce joint pain and spinal pain too
- Helps in loosing weight, maintaining body posture
- Fight infections and respiratory diseases
- Improves our mental condition by inducing serenity ad calmness, also heals trauma
& many more.
Thus it’s really necessary for a healthy lifestyle to introduce Yoga in your life. If we are gaining such a lot of benefits by doing yoga along with mental peace then why not add it to our daily routine. Let us work together to adopt an International Yoga Day and promote the benefits of yoga among people.
“Every Morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”