What Is International Day of Yoga

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The International Day of Yoga was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Dec 11, 2014 as a promotion for global health, harmony and peace. June 21st was chosen to celebrate International Day of Yoga because it is The Summer Solstice. The Summer Solstice is the day with the most hours of daylight in the Northern Hemisphere and symbolizes light, clarity, and wisdom.

The Sanskrit meaning of the word yoga means to join or unit. Yoga is the union of body, mind and spirit with the consciousness of peace for all living beings. The theme for International Day of Yoga is Yoga for Peace. International Day of Yoga is acknowledged worldwide and celebrated with the practice of yoga and meditation to serve as a connecting tool between countries and people of differences.

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

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