The Indian Ministry of Affairs with direction from the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has declared June 21st, International Day of Yoga. This move received support 177 countries and this year on this occasion, the government is organizing Yoga Day events across 192 member countries of the United Nations.
Narendra Modi said of Yoga Day that, “Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well being.” In suggesting June 21, which is the Summer Solstice, as the International Day of Yoga, Narendra Modi had said that the date is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world.
The Indian government has applied to the Guinness World Records as well for 2 separate records for that are being anticipated that day – One for the organizing of the largest Yoga class and also for the presence of people from most nationalities in one yoga class.
You can also participate in this movement. From now on, wake up a bit early and do some basic asanas. Search on YouTube for the most appropriate yoga instructional videos and take part in the largest movement of Yoga in our lifetime.
My Dream Store is commemorating this day with some appropriate apparel. Check out our Yoga Store here! Buy some cool t-shirts and gift them to your friends and family as well. Join the revolution. Find peace within your own soul!