All over the world, the one word you hear very frequently these days is Yoga. Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has been urging everyone to practice yoga every day. On this International Yoga day, PM Modi started Yoga Day celebrations from Luck now with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and almost 50,000 participants.
He said that, "Today, Yoga has become a part of so many lives. Yoga's popularity outside India is high and has connected the world with India. From Luck now, I convey my greetings to all those joining the Yoga Day celebrations all over India"
Highlighting the importance of Yoga, he urged everyone to make yoga a part of their lives.
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 21, 2017
This is why PM Modi urges all of us to practice yoga
Yoga and Ayurveda are inseparable and connected to each other. Yoga has been around more than 10,000 years ago.
Maharishi Patanjali, the founder of modern day yoga and author of Yoga Sutra defines yoga as "a technique used to control thought waves in the mind". He had said, "Yoga isn't just exercise, it's a state of mind".
Just five minutes a day can transform your life! Whether you are seeking health and joy or peace and love, whether it’s success in the world or inner exploration you’re striving for, these simple practices are designed to help you cut through the struggle and walk through life with ease.
'Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.' pic.twitter.com/kDnCl0tr6l
— Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) June 21, 2017
"Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured." said B.K.S. Iyengar.
Benefits of Yoga
1. Enhances focus, memory and productivity
2. Stabilizes the body, mind and emotions
3. Strengthens the spine
4. Relieves back pain, stress, anxiety and tension
5. Gives relief from chronic ailments and improves overall health
International Yoga Day is being celebrated in nearly 180 nations. Some of them, including China and UK, have scheduled events through the week. The United Nations headquarters in New York has been lit up with images of yoga postures.
Haven’t you started yet? After practicing yoga, what changes you have seen in life? please share us in the comments.