“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” says The Bhagavad Gita. Yoga, often perceived to provide physical benefits, is practiced mainly to maintain fitness and improve flexibility in the body. However, it is proven that yoga unites and aligns the mind, body and breath, making life calmer, healthier and fulfilling.
Realising the significance of this practice and the benefits it offered, the United Nations announced June 21st as the International day of Yoga and 2015 saw the inception of this annual event. “Yoga for heart” was the theme for this year, which marked the fifth International Yoga Day celebrations. With the Indian Government actively promoting this practice, the awareness among people, about the benefits of practicing this regularly, has increased rapidly.