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International Yoga Day: What you should know!

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Swetha Krishnan
Swetha Krishnan
Swetha Krishnan is the Social Media Specialist for Three Best Rated®. She is also an aspiring writer/blogger who enjoys writing pieces about health and lifestyle. In her free time, you can either find her reading a book in the comfort of her own room or on the roads, exploring new places.

Yoga is an ancient art! It has a deep-rooted history of over 5000 years. It is a holistic approach to the spiritual, emotional and mental well-being of the mind and body through the combination of breathing exercises (pranayama) along with physical postures (asanas). The list of benefits of proper yoga longs with improvement in flexibility, strength, stress management, balance and a myriad of others which immensely contribute to the overall health of the body.

Peculiar Connection Between India & Yoga

India and yoga have a special connection than any other country in the world. It is actually the best way to get exposed to spiritual India and understand the deepest concepts. There is no stronger proof for the origin of yoga. However, Many archaeologists strongly claim that yoga must have originated in India during the Buddha period. Ironically, India is the country to initiate the steps to dedicate a day to yoga on the international level.

It was Shri. Narendra Modi, The Prime Minister of India who has proposed the idea of International Yoga Day in his speech at the UN assembly back in 2014. This proposal attracted endorsement from 177 member states. It is the proposal that has got the highest support from the world nations which made it extra special. Then, June 21 is chosen as the best day as it is said to receive the most sun in the whole year.

Next June 21 in the year 2015 was the first official International Yoga Day in which around 36000 people along with Modi and other high profile people performed 21 yoga asanas for 35 minutes. It has been followed ever since then.

International Yoga Day remained a great bride to promote yoga worldwide with its positive impacts on life. Various seminars, classes, workshops and much more are organised around the world to make people practise yoga. At least on this International Yoga Day, Let us keep our laziness and excuses aside and keep our very first step towards good health with simple yoga on a daily basis.

International Yoga Day remained a great bride to promote yoga worldwide with its positive impacts on life. Various seminars, classes, workshops and much more are organised around the world to make people practise yoga. At least on this International Yoga Day, Let us keep our laziness and excuses aside and keep our very first step towards good health with simple yoga on a daily basis.

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Swetha Krishnan
Swetha Krishnan
Swetha Krishnan is the Social Media Specialist for Three Best Rated®. She is also an aspiring writer/blogger who enjoys writing pieces about health and lifestyle. In her free time, you can either find her reading a book in the comfort of her own room or on the roads, exploring new places.
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