21st June is the International day of Yoga, while the whole World will celebrate on this day, UN headquarters has already started the celebrations. Syed Akbaruddin India’s ambassador to UN recently posted a stunning picture on twitter.
A mesmerizing and stunning image projected on UN headquarters shows the impact and the reach of Yoga all over the World.
The word “yoga” actually is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj meaning to yoke or join together. It most often refers to the yoking of a conscious subject (jiva-atman) with a Supreme Spirit (parama ta man) in order to reach an ecstatic condition (Samadhi, a “placing or putting together”). It is derived from the Proto-Indo-European base *yeug-, meaning “to join” as in jugular.
A 2008 market study in Yoga Journal reports that some 16 million Americans practice yoga and spend a whopping $5.7 billion a year on gear.
A growing body of research shows that yoga can improve sex and may even prevent and treat sex problems by increasing the overall health of the cardiovascular system.
UN headquarters on this International day of Yoga
— Syed Akbaruddin (@AkbaruddinIndia) June 20, 2016
The image projected onto the UN building shows a woman doing the ‘Parvatasana’ or the ‘inverted V’ posture.
The words ‘International Day of Yoga’ are projected below the image.
Akbaruddin had said earlier this week that this year’s celebration of the International Yoga Day will lay special emphasis on enhancing awareness that yoga is a holistic approach and not just a physical activity and how it can help in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Earlier n December 2014, the UN General Assembly had adopted a resolution with a record number of 177 co-sponsoring member states to establish the International Day of Yoga to be commentated every year on June 21.