The UN celebrates the sixth annual International Day of Yoga on 21 June, recognizing the ancient practice as a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, and a powerful tool for dealing with the myriad stresses brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic
The North Lawn of UN Headquarters was converted into a temporary yoga studio on Tuesday as UN staffers stretched their minds and bodies in honour of the International Day of Yoga.
Two billion people around the world practice yoga, fundamentally, “because it works” according to one leading guru from India.
Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India and is now practiced in various forms around the world.
The ancient practice of yoga represents the “breath of the eternal,” according to one of the world’s oldest practitioners.
Ninety-seven year old Tao Porchon-Lynch began learning yoga in India at age eight.
More than two dozen students from the City Montessori School in Lucknow, India celebrated the first International Day of Yoga at UN Headquarters in New York.
It was the culmination of a school trip to the United States.
The ability to relieve stress through the exercise of yoga is being underlined on the first ever UN day dedicated to the ancient Indian practice.
The first-ever observance of the International Day of Yoga will be held this Sunday, 21 June.
Yoga originated in India and the word means to join or unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.