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International Yoga Day 2021: Theme, History, and Significance

“Yoga is your health assurance in zero budget”

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The word yoga has been derived from the Sanskrit language “Yuj” which means to join or attach yoke. June 21 is celebrated as world yoga day or international yoga day every year to increase the awareness of people’s health. The reason that Yoga Day is celebrated on 21st June is that it is the longest day of the whole year.

 In India yoga was practiced before 5000 years ago. Yoga is the practice of physical, mental and spiritual well-being which is being practiced in India from 6000 years ago and is adopted by every religion like Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism from thousand year.

In Indian culture yoga is very ancient and vast, in our culture there are different asanas and posture to be performed like Dhanurasana or Bow Pose, Vajraasan or twisted pose, Bhujangasan or cobra pose, Kakasana or Crow Pose and many more asanas as the list goes on. Yoga is an ancient art that provides peace and tranquillity to the mind and soul, Yoga helps in maintain the lifestyle and helps to improve it.

Many diseases can be cured by performing yoga, asanas like kapalbharti and anulom vilom helps to people with breathing problems and also keeps the oxygen in the body in its level.

Benefits of Yoga

Makes you flexible

Flexibility is one of the benefits that yoga provides, initially maybe you may not be able to touch your toes or do stretching because your body is not flexible but with consistency that can be achieved. Yoga makes our joints and cartilage strong.

Provides back pain relief

When we stretch during yoga it eases the pain in the back also stretches the muscles of back and hence, providing relief.

Improves heart health

Regular practice of yoga helps in reducing stress level and thereby contributing to healthier heart.

Several heart diseases like blood pressure, excess weight can be cope up with yoga.

Yoga helps one to get better sleep

By forming proper yoga routine and with consistency yoga can help us to have a sound sleep as due to relaxation and stretching of muscles which causes physical and mental exertion helping us with better or proper and efficient sleep.

Increases focus

One of the crucial features of yoga is that it helps in focusing in present and increases concentration. People are able to focus more and concentrate as they are as less distracted by yoga. Meditation is also a form of yoga that provides peace of mind and soul. Also, it helps to solve and recall things better.

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History of yoga

Yoga is also called as one of the oldest health care system. Yoga is 5000 years old science that deals with healing and exercise and was passed on to generation by teachers who imparted the knowledge of yoga verbally and through physical practice.

Translated from ancient classical language of India “yoga” means “union”.

The word yoga was initially mentioned in ancient Indian veda called rig veda. The practice of yoga was commenced during the Indus-Sarasvati civilization in Northern India.

In the vedic studies lord shiva is seen as the first yogi or adiyogi.

Yoga in corona

This time international yoga day theme “yoga at home yoga with family”. Our honourable prime minister has urged us to stay home and do yoga everyday to boost our immune system, which may help us to fight against it. People can virtually join to each other on WhatsApp, zoom, meet etc.

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Meditation is a kind of exercise that provides relaxation to body and mind. Meditation is a process where we mind our own thoughts and process of thinking. Meditation helps us to build skills that helps us to manage stress. Increases focus and patience, increases self-awareness, helps in removing negative thoughts.

Jaydeep Parmar
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