International Yoga Day is celebrated around the world on June 21
International Yoga Day is celebrated around the world on June 21. In 2015, India started celebrating International Yoga Day. According to the website of the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, yoga originated in India almost many years ago. Yoga is one of the six systems of Vedic philosophy.
Yoga in India was started thousands of years ago by great saints and sages, but today yoga is not limited to monks or saints, yoga has become a part of people's daily life. On Yoga Day, India's greatest gift to the world, we will talk about the yoga gurus of our country who have promoted yoga not only in India but all over the world.
Known as the father of yoga, Maharshi Patanjali has systematically mentioned many types of yoga in his Yoga Sutras. Maharshi Patanjali was a great physician who is considered to be the pioneer of 'Charak Samhita' and yoga. 'Yogasutra' is the great contribution of Maharshi Patanjali. According to the Ministry of AYUSH, Maharshi Patanjali has described eight stages of yoga in the form of 'Ashtanga Yoga' for the overall development of human beings.
There are eight stages - Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi. Doing this yoga is good for health. Maharshi Patanjali says that by practicing yoga on a daily basis, it prevents disorders of the mind and body. Yoga also offers the ability to cope with stressful situations..
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