Happy International Day of Yoga 2015!

Happy International Day of Yoga

Happy International Day of Yoga, dear friends! Today, 21 June 2015, the first International Day of Yoga has been celebrated worldwide. The celebration was held in the form of public exercising. Thousands of people all over the world gathered at centralized venues and  practised yoga asanas (postures).

In Delhi, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi was exercising for 35 minutes amidst 37 thousand of military service men, state official representatives, sportsmen, students, school children, and representatives of public organizations.

“Yoga is an invaluable gift from our ancient tradition. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action … a holistic approach [that] is valuable to our health and our well-being.” India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at International Day of Yoga in Delhi
Source: BBC

In Russia, according to statistics, 80 cities organised the celebration of International Day of Yoga. Totally 80 venues were settled for the public yoga practice. All over the country 33171 people took part in the celebration. In Moscow the event to commemorate the first International Day of Yoga was held with the support of the Embassy of India. Entry was free. However, the participants were asked for advanced registration online. Everyone was provided with tea and water.

The official date for the International Day of Yoga was established by the United Nation’s Assebly last year. It was supported by the World Health Organization. Its representatives emphasized the importance of yoga for health: physical, mental and spiritual.