Today International Yoga Day, June 21

Yoga has its origin thousands of years ago in India. Yoga is a mind and body practice with historical origins in ancient Indian philosophy. Like other meditative movement practices used for health purposes, various styles of yoga typically combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. Yoga  has  become very popular not only in India but also in many other parts of the world. Yogic practices lead to the development of  holistic health. Yoga is primarily used as a preventive measure. It can also  be used for better management of physical and mental disorders. International Yoga Day is celebrated annually on June 21 and was declared to be internationally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on December 11, 2014.It  is common to associate the word Yoga with a system of physical postures and meditation. But Yoga in its original form has a deep spiritual significance which is lost in today’s body-centered world. The Sanskrit word Yoga comes from the verb root Yuj, which  means to  link or to connect. Yoga  is a healthy way of life, originated  in India. Now, it  is believed  to be a form of science accepted all  over the world. The western culture is also accepting it as a healthy form of scientific exercise. Good  health  is  the  right  of  every  human  being.  But  this  right  depends  on  individual,  social  and  environmental factors.  Along  with  environmental  or  social  factors  to  a large extent, we can develop a better immune system and a better perception of oneself so that other conditions do not affect us adversely and we can achieve good health. Yoga poses (also called Asanas)  are  physical  postures  that  exercise  your  entire body,  stretch  and  tone the muscles and joints,  the spine and entire skeletal system. They  have a beneficial  effect  not only on the body  frame,  but  also  on  the  internal  organs,  glands  and  nerves,  keeping  all  systems  healthy. Asanas reduce stress, enhance relaxation and revitalize body, mind and spirit.

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