The United Nations has declared that June 21 will be celebrated every year as International Yoga Day. The resolution was co-sponsored by 177 of the 193 member nations, and was so popular that it did not have to go for a vote and was adopted by an acclamation.
Peace in every breath
Think of all of the money and energy that goes into guns and war, the energy of reporters flying around the world, governments meeting , discussing. The number of presses rolling reporting on violence domestic and international. Now imagine a group of people and a matt. The energy that is created can be used to heal , falling like balm on the world. join us and the millions of others world wide who wish peace for all.
Leading to the occasion of International Day of Yoga on 21st June 2015.
The universality and the timelessness of yoga found resonance when yoga enthusiasts from around 100 cities rose with the sun and rolled out their mats in front of historic locations to practice yoga as a prelude to the International Yoga Day (June 21st).
“Just like the Sun, Yoga is age-old and yet ever-new. It is a holistic way of life that integrates all elements to make a prayerful discipline uniting the body, mind and soul”, shares Kamlesh Barwal, Global Head, The Art of Living Yoga.
Titled, ‘Sun Never Sets on Yoga’ this magnificent event spanning five continents witnessed the world literally wake up to yoga. Setting pace from the land of the rising sun, Japan to Budapest to St Petersburg to London to New York to Rio De Janerio, the event saw enthusiasts flocking unique and historic locations in Istanbul, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney and Auckland among others. Many cities in Russia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Canada, Lithuania Cambodia, the UAE, Oman, Turkey, Indonesia also followed the sun and joined in hallmarking the comprehensiveness of this ancient technique.
The historic Taj Mahal at Agra and the grand Vishalakshi Mantap at The Art of living International Centre in Bengaluru also saw this event in India.
Allaying any fear that yogic practices leads one away from his or her religion, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living says, “Like eating pizza or chowmein doesn’t make one Italian or Chinese, doing yoga isn’t going to make one Indian or Hindu. When we accept cuisines, fashion, music and technologies from every part of the world as a sign of progressive thinking, why not wisdom of yoga from India.” He adds, “Yoga has today become synonymous with relaxation, happiness, or a creative mind. The world is embracing it as a skill to enhance the quality of life.”
Indians bend over backwards for peace
The Australian (blog)
“Yoga is the soft power of India and through that soft power the whole world can become one global village and violence can be done away with,” Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said. “This is a good beginning to take the whole world on the path of peace.”.
Vancouver _ Busy Vancouver bridge to close for hours on International Yoga day.
“Spandex _ clad Yogis roll out their mats and close Vancouver’s busy Burrard Street bridge for an event organisers hope will be the largest yoga celebration outside India.
“Om the Bridge” will block the major thoroughfare through the city for seven hours on June 21.
The provence and other supporters, including local companies and the cities of Surrey and Vancouver are hoping the event will be the largest International Day of Yoga celebrati
Personally I am planning something a lot more low key, depending on the weather I may take my yoga mat to the beach or you are welcome to celebrate the first international Yoga Day by downloading my free App.
Simply go into Google playstore play.google.com
on right side bar Apps
type in yogameditation one word and click on