On 11th December 2014, United Nations General Assembly has declared 21st of June as an International Yoga Day / World Yoga Day ! Yoga was originated in India in ancient time around 5,000 years ago and has been since then playing an active role in mental, physical and spiritual developments. Various global leaders including USA, China, Canada, etc. support the celebration of this event. It is celebrated on an international level by organizing the activities like yoga training campus, yoga competitions, and so many activities to enhance the awareness about yoga benefits among common public all over the world.
Objectives of International Yoga Day
International Day of Yoga has been adopted to fulfill the following objectives:
• To make people aware about the natural benefits of yoga.
• To build a better spiritual connect.
• To draw attention of the whole world towards the benefits of yoga.
• To have a dedicated day for yoga related exercises.
• To enhance growth, development and spread peace all through the world.
• To make people aware about solutions they can get for their physical and mental problems through yoga.
• To build a solid link between protection of health & sustainable health development.
• To get win over all the health challenges through regular yoga practice
Important life hacks you can learn from yoga
Yoga helps in boosting the weight loss process in the most natural manner possible. Along with this, it also plays an active role in teaching the most important life hacks, which are helpful for building healthier and happier life! Some of them are highlighted as under-
1. You Can Do This
Yoga is for anyone and everyone. More than a physical activity it is an inward moving practice, which helps to relieve the level of stress and sufferings. Everyone has some problems, which they want to let go off and yoga is the perfect option for that.
2. You don’t need to perfect
People are often scared for yoga because their bodies are not flexible, they can’t do all the poses, they aren’t comfortable to exercise in a group, etc. Yoga is not about perfection – the main aim should be to show up and they try to learn gradually and improve for better results. Simply follow the rule to do what you can and love your body for what it allows and supports you to do.
3. Mold it as per your own style
Everybody has different thoughts on yoga. Yoga challenges you to find your own meaning. Yoga is a very wide concept and it holds something for everyone. Rather than considering it just as an exercise form make use of challenges like breath work, calmness of your mind, and energy work to find your own meaning! Find out what yoga is to you just like you try to assess the meaning of life.
4. In life, sometimes you just have to let it go
The practice of letting things go makes life easier by reducing stress and anxiety. In yoga, savasana is on such asana for that allows you to relax your body and mind simultaneously. It’s a brief moment in time when you can fully relax, let go of the past and the future, and just be fully present. It’s the time when you can tap in your inner self and know about YOU.
5. Stop. Breathe. React.
In situations of stress and anxiety, stop close your eyes and breathe. Slow deep inhales and exhales will help you feel more calm and handle the crazy moments of life more effectively. Just follow the simple funda – whenever life seems to spin out of control, look inward to find solitude and peace.
6. Don’t forget to have fun
We’ve highlighted how yoga plays an influential role in finding inner peace, connection to self; learn life issues effectively, etc. There is one more thing that yoga fosters and that is FUN. Life is precious and it is important to live and treasure all precious moments. It’s absolutely OK to giggle, laugh and enjoy yourself. Don’t hesitate just be yourself and have fun!
So after knowing the amazing contribution that incorporating yoga brings in your life, take a pledge on today’s International Yoga Day to practice its sessions every day for an improved body, mind, health, and life! **CHEERS**