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International Yoga day

International Yoga day

International Day of Yoga, or commonly and unofficially referred to as Yoga Day, is celebrated annually on 21 June since its inception in 2015. An international day for yoga was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly.

The day has been set up by the UN to answer the calls of India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to remind the world about yoga’s true meaning. “It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well being,” he said.

How to live a yogic lifestyle in a day to day activity?

  1. Be honest: Be true to yourself. Honesty plays a important role for peace of mind. follow your mind. Do not follow a path where you are not happy.
  2. Love yourself : Love your inner beauty. Do not go for external beauty. Dont have assumptions for situations. No expectations from anybody except you.
  3. Respect all living things: Respect all people around you, respect your parents, relatives. Be live with pets, plants. Be aware about your actions affect surrounding.
  4. Follow peace of mind: practice meditation. There are various methods of meditations. Eg Vipassana. Learn the meditation technique properly. practice it regularly.
  5. Be greatful and giving: Have empathy for people. understand persons behavior after wearing his shoes. Nowadays empathy quotient is more important than  intelligance quotient.

Dr Arundhati Pande

Consultant Ophthalmologist , iCare Clinic Pashan Pune  


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