Half of the year is almost over, have you realized that? One day you are jumping and welcoming the new year, and promising yourself new resolutions, next thing you know, time has gone so fast and well, most of what you wished to accomplish are still only on paper or in your wish list.
If one of the things you wished to achieve is to get fit and healthy, but have had a million and one reasons to not actually do something about it, it is never too late. If you have not gone to the gym, done any sort of exercise (alone or with friends), it’s probably time to heed the call of yoga.
The First International Yoga Day was celebrated worldwide last June 21, with over 193 countries observing it simultaneously. The United Nations-declared day came after the call for the adoption of June 21st as International Day of Yoga by Honorable Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. During his address to the UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 he stated: “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. ” In Suggesting June 21, which is the Summer Solstice, as the International Day of Yoga, Mr. Narendra Modi had said that, “the date is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world. ”
A significant day, indeed.
Original Article : Start Yoga Now: 6 Truths About Yoga
By: Gina Lumauig