Celebrating International Day of Yoga 2021

Celebrating International Day of Yoga 2021

Featured video: Indico Yoga presents Surya Namaskar performed by beautiful Indian dancer Rukmini Vijaykumar.   

‘Yoga’ originates from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’, which means ‘union’ or ‘to join’ and is an ancient practice that involves physical postures (asana), breathing practices (pranayama), meditation and relaxation.

It is said that when you are in ‘Yoga’ or ‘union’, your body, breath, mind and energy are aligned and in harmony.

The first mention of the word “yoga” appears in Rig Veda, a collection of ancient Sanskrit hymns.

According to ancient Yogic scriptures the practice of Yoga provides an ultimate path to self-realisation, or union between the individual and the universal consciousness.

In 2014, the Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, delivered a powerful speech, for the occasion of a ‘Yoga Day’ at the UN General Assembly. 

UNICEF says kids can practice many yoga poses without any risk and get the same benefits that adults do.

These benefits include increased flexibility and fitness, mindfulness and relaxation.

Featured Image: Photo by Jared Rice on Unsplash

 

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 2016 census, there are 619,164 in Australia with Indian Ancestry.

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Dee Raghavan

Dee Raghavan is the Senior Manager, Engagement Marketing at CulturalPulse. She has a passion for writing, travelling and experiencing other cultures through sport, music, film, art and food. Got a story to tell? Get in touch: [email protected]