June 21, 2018 marks the fourth International Yoga Day, three years after Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi successfully convinced the UN to declare an International Day for Yoga. The declaration was made on December 10, 2014, and India celebrated the inaugural Yoga day with full fervor on June 21, 2015, as covered in Vol. VII, Issue No. 25 of our e-newsletter “IP ©onnect”, dated June 22, 2015, available here.
Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.
This year the theme for International Day of Yoga, is ‘Yoga for Peace‘ which is organized by the permanent mission of India to the United Nations. The logo for International Day of Yoga is the folding of hands. It symbolizes ‘Yoga’ which reflects the union of individual consciousness with that of universal consciousness, a perfect harmony between mind and body, man and nature – a holistic approach to health and well-being.
Last year, bitten by the Yoga bug, we turned our office Conference room into a makeshift Yoga Studio. However, this year we wanted to celebrate the day with even more enthusiasm, and thus organized a mind and body workout session for our employees at Sri Aurobindo Ashram, New Delhi.
SSRANA & Co strongly believes that only a healthy body can house a healthy mind. Whether young or old, a healthy body, inner balance and joy of life is more important than ever in today’s fast-paced, stressful society. Physical exercise and Yoga improve not only the overall posture, but at the same time have a calming effect & reduce, overall stress.