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United Nations World Yoga Day

United Nations World Yoga Day

First introduced in 2014 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address during the opening of the 69th session of the General Assembly, he stated “Yoga is an invaluable gift from our ancient tradition. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action, a holistic approach [that] is valuable to our health and our well-being. Yoga is not just about exercise; it is a way to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.”

Modi's convincing proposal was instantly supported by a significant high vote of 175 member states and by December 11 of that year the United Nations declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga.

With physical inactivity being one of the top ten leading causes of death globally, Modi's emphasis that yoga aids individuals towards healthier and well-balanced lifestyles as it encourages physical activity, lead the World Health Organization to embrace Yoga.

Similar in mission to our app YOGA365, the International Day of Yoga gives easy access and introduction to Yoga to a wider audience globally.

As we experience the longest day of the year here on the northern hemisphere, and the shortest in the southern hemisphere), join us and share yoga with friends, family and loved ones. Allocate a couple of minutes daily towards your overall well-being. Profound change can come from small doses of discipline!

Thank you for reading and for joining us in your mindfulness journey.

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