International Day of Yoga

Common Yoga Protocol

Common Yoga Protocol While addressing the 69th session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27, 2014, the Honorable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi urged the world community to adopt an international Day of Yoga.

"Yoga is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature and a holistic approach to health and well-being. Yoga is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with ourselves, the world and Nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us to deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day, "Shri Modi said.

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Common Yoga Protocol

Yoga is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action, restraint and fulfillment, harmony between man and nature, and a holistic approach to health and well-being.This film is an introductory guide to the principles and practice of Yoga, an age- old Indian spiritual discipline based on extremely subtle science. It showcases how Yoga is both an art and science for healthy living.Celebrating the International Day of Yoga, this 44-minute film is broadly divided in two parts. The first part (of approximately 8 minutes duration) is an introduction to the concept and brief history of Yoga, and also tells you what to do before, during and after you practice Yoga.The second part of the film is a helpful guide on how to practice some of the most common Yoga practices.Welcome to the world of Yoga. Welcome to the world of wisdom that is as relevant and beneficial today as it was thousands of years ago.

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IDY celebration videos

On 21 June, 2015 First International Day of Yoga was celebrated all over the world with immense enthusiasm. People across the world joined in large numbers. Watch videos of celebration of International Day of Yoga across the Globe.

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Yoga: Harmony with Nature - Spanish

"Yoga: Harmony with Nature" is a compelling and beautiful new film by National Film Award winner Raja Choudhury and the External Publicity & Public Diplomacy Division of the Ministry of External Affairs of India celebrating Yoga, one of India’s most important gifts to the World. The film explores Yoga's origins, history, benefits, science, spread and embrace around the World. The film was produced to celebrate the UN's International Day of Yoga on June 21st 2015 and was inspired by the guiding words of India's Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi from his speech at the UN on 27th September 2014 to explore how human beings can learn to live in harmony with themselves, each other and nature through the practice of Yoga.

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