On June 21, on International Yoga Day, people will take out their yoga mats and practice sun salutations or sit in meditation. Yoga may have originated in ancient India, but today is practiced all over the world.
Today, part of yoga’s appeal is that it continues to be seen as a mystical, ancient tradition.People often assume that if you’re hard working , you probably spend hours working at a stretch, and thus often end up ignoring your health. However, life is not just about working and earning money. A holistic well-being requires the combination of a healthy mind, body and soul. And when all three of them combine, it leads to fiercer energy that comes from within and translates into a more productive working life.
The United Nations declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga in 2014 after PM Modi called for the day to be adopted as a global celebration of yoga, an ancient practice that began in India more than 5,000 years ago.
Thousands will observe the day with public sessions of yoga and meditation across the country.