Today is the first celebrated, International Yoga Day. On September 27, 2014, India’s Prime Minister Modi appealed to the United Nations, recommending the creation of International Yoga Day. Modi was clear about the subject: Yoga is not exercise, although that is how the Western world has accepted it, rather, it’s about spiritual oneness.
Here’s an excerpt from his UN speech.
For us in India, respect for nature is an integral part of spiritualism. We treat nature’s bounties as sacred.
Yoga is an invaluable gift of our ancient tradition.
Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistie approach to health and well being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change.Let us…
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