The hectic pace of modern life has brought with it an incredible amount of stress and anxiety. Scientific studies show that daily practice of yoga reduces stress, anxiety and depression; increases health, energy and vitality; enhances mental focus and clarity and establishes a sense of peace, joy and deep inner balance. This, in turn, can create a more peaceful and joyous global community around us.
Recognizing this, the United Nations has recently declared June 21st as the “International Day of Yoga.” More than 170 countries including Singapore, USA, Canada and China supported this resolution. It had the highest number of co-sponsors ever for any UNGA resolution of such nature!
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, together with the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, have invited Sadhguru, founder of Isha Foundation, to strategize and plan the celebration of the first IDY in all the Indian Embassies and cultural centers worldwide. It was decided in this meeting that Isha Foundation will support all the Indian Embassies worldwide to offer free yoga workshops, demonstrations and classes on the day of, and the weeks leading to June 21st.
We’re glad you stopped by our blog and appreciate your interest. Please stay tuned for important updates regarding the event on our blog and Facebook page. We’ll be celebrating in a grand way with free immersive yoga workshops, live music by our own Sounds of Isha, and much more!
About Isha Foundation:
Headquartered in Coimbatore in the South of India and Tennessee in the United States of America, Isha Foundation, founded by Sadhguru, was established over 30 years ago as a volunteer-run, international non-profit organization with the key mission of offering yoga as a science for inner wellbeing. Today, the Foundation is operated by over 2 million volunteers in more than 200 city-based centers.
About Isha Yoga:
Isha Yoga was founded by Isha Foundation, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to raising human consciousness. The Foundation offers powerful tools for inner wellbeing from the ancient science of yoga. Through classical yoga and meditation, Isha empowers individuals to transform their lives, by taking tangible steps towards their inner growth.