Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India. The word yoga is derived from Sanskrit. It means the union of body and consciousness. Yoga is a science that is designed to cultivate health and happiness with a greater sense of awareness and an expansion of consciousness. The United Nations declared on December 11, 2014 that June 21st would become the International Day of Yoga.

Since that time, people from different cultures and ethnicities have celebrated with yoga performances open to the public. The goal of many of these performances is to dispel the idea that yoga is only a system of physical exercises. Sadhguru explains in the video below how practicing yoga not only provides health benefits but so much more.

From Sydney to Beirut, from the US to China, and even 35,000 feet up in the air on SpiceJet flights, Isha Foundation volunteers conducted sessions of short, powerful Upa Yoga practices, specially designed by Sadhguru for International Yoga Day. Click on the link below for a video journey of these worldwide historic events.

Enjoy this year’s International Day of Yoga celebrations at Isha Institute of Inner-sciences. To learn more and RSVP click visit: freeyogaday.us

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