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| Last Updated::28/07/2017

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International Yoga Day

 International Yoga Day


Yoga is a practical aid, not a religion. Yoga is an ancient art based on a harmonizing system of development for the body, mind, and spirit. The continued practice of yoga will lead you to a sense of peace and well-being, and also a feeling of being at one with their environment.

 Origin of Yoga:

  • The history of yoga can be traced back to India over five thousand years ago. Its roots are found in the Vedic period, approximately 5000 BCE, and specifically in the Rig Veda - the oldest written book in the world.
  • Yoga is one of the six orthodox systems of Indian Philosophy. The actual date of its origin is difficult to pinpoint, but the era from which this knowledge comes from is far less important than the knowledge itself.
  • The word “yoga” is a Sanskrit term that has many meanings. The word itself is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj - "to yoke or harness."
  • In India, one would bring an ox under control by harnessing it to a wagon. This is a metaphor used to describe the process of yoga. It is a method for training and uniting the body, mind and spirit. It has been practiced over the centuries in many different forms.
International day of yoga is celebrated annually on 21st June since inception in 2015. An international day for yoga was declared unanimously by United Nations general assembly on 11 December 2014. It’s aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.

Yoga Day Celebration:


On the occasion of International yoga day dated 21st June 2017. This event was organised by Pop-Envis and IIPS Staff Welfare Committee, the program was chaired by Dr. L. Ladu Singh, the programme facilitated by Dr. Dhananjay W. Bansod, Pop-Envis Coordinator. for the celebration we invite a trainer Mr. Pradeep Gholkar (Yog Vidya Niketan, Vashi) and He welcomed the entire participant and briefed them about Envis activities. Dr. L. Ladu Singh gave welcome speech along with Mr. Pradeep Gholkar. He explained about yoga and its benefit’s. He started with the meaning of yog and why it is necessary for everyone to practices it. Then he explained about different types of traditional yog like Ashtanga Yoga, Shwasana Marg Shudhhi, meditation etc. Demo was given by Dr. Dhananjay as a participant.  


Some glimpse of the events:

Compiled By: POP-ENVIS Team