International Yoga Day
International Yoga Day or simply 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.
Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline that originated in India. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN Address suggested the date of June 21, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares special significance in many parts of the world.
Benefits Of Yoga
These are just a few things that the yoga practices and yoga today can provide. Its potentials are eternal.
- Accomplishment of ideal equilibrium and harmony
- Promotes self healing
- Takes out negative blocks from the mind and toxins from the body
- Increases personal power and self awareness
- Helps in focusing and achieving concentration, which is particularly important for children
- Lessens stress and tension in the physical body by activating the parasympathetic nervous system
The person performing this art feels rejuvenated, thus yoga bestows upon every individual the powers to control the body and mind.
The benefits of yoga are numerous. It has both preventive and therapeutic benefits. And the most important benefits of yoga are physical and mental benefits to the body and the mind.
The health benefits of yoga with a regular practice of yoga poses, breathing exercises, and meditation are:
Yoga today helps in combating illnesses, and there are some reliable researches proving that yoga aids in controlling certain illnesses such as headaches, arthritis, stress, anxiety, blood pressure, asthma and many more.
Yoga today also helps in reducing the stress and tensions. After getting out of a busy day, your muscles are tensed and may feel that your self-esteem will increase with a regular yoga practices.
This type of confidence boosting is very essential as it helps people as a means of reducing the stress in their routine busy lives.
Yoga today also helps to improve muscle tone and increases your energy, stamina, strength and flexibility. It also helps those people who feel themselves as out of shape by a regular practice of yoga. Practicing yoga can burn up your body’s excess fat and provides you a much-improved body shape.
Yoga today also helps people to improve their concentration and enhances a person’s creativities particularly when they are in a need of relaxation and stop thinking about the stressful effects in life such as self-responsibilities.
So, practicing yoga regularly makes yoga practitioners to feel that it is easier to think more positively and there will be a much more fresher outlook on life. A sense of calmness and well being can be obtained through practicing yoga.
The yoga exercises can improve the blood circulation in the body. By yoga practices, the immune systems can be stimulated to help prevent us from diseases. A good immune system will help us to avoid getting sickness and diseases.