1st International Yoga Day
International Yoga Day Observance
United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014 declared June 21 as the International Yoga Day. The motion was supported by 177 countries with 175 countries sponsoring the same. It is also the same day as the summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. By the way, this was a smart choice since it’s already a celebrated day for many yogis.
Official Logo for International Yoga Day
- Folding of both hands in the logo symbolizes Yoga, which reflects the union of individual consciousness with that of universal consciousness, a perfect harmony between mind and body, man and nature, the holistic approach to health and well-being.
- The brown leaves in the logo symbolize the earth elements; the green leaves the nature, blue the fire element while the sun symbolizes the source of energy and inspiration.
- The logo reflects harmony and peace for the humanity which is the essence of Yoga.
The objective of the website is to provide impetus to Yoga in general and to the International Day of Yoga in particular. The website has multiple features and has been designed to cater to a diverse audience. The website consolidates yoga related contents in the form of text, images, videos, blogs, news articles, opinion etc. from the most authentic sources.
Plan activities for the International Yoga Day
Below are a few suggestions for the type of activities that may be conducted:
- Common Yoga Protocol/demonstration of common asanas for 30 minutes and Breathing Techniques
- Surya Namaskar
- Meditation Workshop
- Lecture, presentation and demonstration
- Meditation for optimal Wellbeing
- Yoga related activities by various organizations
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