The word 'yoga' derives from Sanskrit, which means to join or unite, symbolising the union of body and consciousness.
3. History of International Yoga Day
The Yoga Day was proposed by Narendra Modi during his speech at the UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014United Nations proclaimed June 21 as the International Day of Yoga..
4. 1st International Day of Yoga
On the 21st of June, 2015, almost 35,985 individuals- comprising of PM Modi and dignitaries from 84 nations- gathered in New Delhi to participate in 21 yoga postures (asanas). This unique event lasted for a total of 35 minutes.
5. Eight Limbs of Yoga:
Yoga philosophy encompasses eight limbs, as outlined by the sage Patanjali in the Yoga SutrasThese include ethical principles, physical postures, breath control , withdrawal of the senses, concentration, meditation, and enlightenment