“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.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi
For the first time, on June 21st 2015, we will celebrate the UN International Yoga Day. It will be the biggest Yoga event in history.
Yoga has become part of my new lifestyle and therefore I was interested to find out more about it’s origins. Whilst researching, I found out about the International or World Yoga Day. The website is so informative: the fundaments and history of yoga, videos, postures, events and news. There is also an invaluable free e-book to download.
Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj meaning “to join”, “to yoke” or “to unite”.
Yoga encourages us to work in harmony.
Karma Yoga; using the body
Jnāna Yoga; using the mind
“In essence, Yoga is a process of creating a body and mind
that are stepping-stones, not hurdles, to an exuberant and
Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy,Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH)