International Day of Yoga
Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.
Today it is practiced in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity.
Recognizing its universal appeal, on 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga by resolution 69/131.
The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.
Yoga for Health
The theme for the 2017 celebration, organized by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, is 'Yoga for Health.' The theme highlights the fact that yoga can contribute in a holistic way to achieving an equilibrium between mind and body. The organizers believe that this approach to health and wellbeing can make a direct and useful contribution to humankind's quest to achieve sustainable development and move towards lifestyles that are in harmony with nature.
Indian Embassy Dublin organising two events in relation to this year's International Day of Yoga as follows:
(i) Saturday, 17 June - Dartmouth Square Park Dublin. The event will begin at 10 am. and would be till 12.30 noon.
(ii) Wednesday, 21 June - Dublin City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin-2 - The event will begin at 4 pm till 6 pm. The programme will be followed by light refreshments.
Our Balagokulam kids actively participating in both the events!
All are welcome.