International Day of Yoga was celebrated throughout the world for first time on 21st of June in 2015. The declaration was done after the call by the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to the United Nations General Assembly on 27th of September in 2014 during his address to the UN General Assembly. On that day, record number of people practised Yoga in Delhi under the leadership of Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. It was a world record for the highest participation in one single yoga session. This is a great achievement for Indians. More than 170 countries including USA, China, Canada, etc participated in the event. It was celebrated on international level by organizing the activities like yoga training campus, yoga competitions and so many activities to enhance the awareness about yoga benefits. It was celebrated to let you know that regular yoga practice lead to better mental, physical and intellectual health. It positively changes your lifestyle and increases the level of well-being.
Global Institute of Technology celebrated this day with full of enthusiasm. Shri B.S Saxena was the yoga teacher of the day. He gave several examples that how can we make our body fit by doing yoga practice. Every effort was made to ensure active participation by promoting the events on emails of faculty, staff and students. Talking about the importance of Yoga in daily lives, Renu Joshi said, several students and parents where they complaint about ailments such as stress, lack of concentration, many of the students are wearing spectacles in their early age among others. “My advice to all of them is to practice yog not for hours but just for 15 minutes every day,” .
Yoga is not only a physical exercise where you twist, turn, stretch, and breathes in the most complex ways. These are actually only the most superficial aspect of this profound science of unfolding the infinite potentials of the human mind and soul. It leads to the healthy development of mind, body and soul by mastering certain yoga postures or asanas with breathing techniques. Pranayama needs special mention. It is the simplest form of yoga which is done before any asana. It teaches you how you can do wonders to your body by gaining control over your breath.
The Objectives of International Day of Yoga:
- To let you know the amazing and natural benefits of yoga.
- To reduce the rate of health challenging diseases all over the world.
- To bring communities much close together to spend a day for health from busy schedule.
- To enhance growth, development and spread peace all through the world.
- To help you get relief from stress through yoga.
- To spread the awareness of how yoga can heal the physical and mental diseases.
- To promote better mental, physical and spiritual development through yoga practice.