The International Yoga Day had been proposed by Minister Narendra Modi at the UN General Assembly in 2014:
“Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; 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 with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well being. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day."
We have devoted time to think about the origin of this ancient tradition. We feel grateful to be able to practice, share and explore the Yoga philosophy.
Thank you Yoga, Thank you India and thank you to all Yoga Masters for sharing your precious knowledge.
Happy Yoga Day and Happy Summer Solstice.
Pic @ Ganga River, Rishikesh, India - January 2016 during a Yoga Teacher Training