Yoga, the Indian form of Meditation, is a very sacred gift of Indian Culture to the World. It was first advised by present PM Narendra Modi to celebrate the day together as Yoga Day at 27th of September in his speech at the UNGA (United Nations General Assembly) and in 2015 International Day of Yoga declared at 21 June.
Modern Yoga has its root in Ancient India. It is an art and science of healthy living the Word ‘Yoga’ comes from our Vedic Language ‘Sanskrit’ where ‘Yuj’ means ‘To Join’ or ‘To Unite’. The practice of Yoga leads Human soul (Aatma) and unites to the Universal Soul (Parmatma).
It is believed that practice of Yoga started as an ‘immortal culture outcome’ of Indus Sarasvati valley civilization dating back to 2700 BC to well being of humanity. The practice of Yoga is known as ‘Yog Sadhana’.
Lord Shiva is known as the first Yogi or ‘Aadi Yogi’ and the first Guru or ‘Aadi Guru’. Lord Shiva taught this knowledge to Saptrishi (the seven Sages) and further these Saptrishi spread this knowledge wide across India. The first book on Yoga is written by ‘Maharishi Patanjali’ named “Mahabhashya”. It consists of many ‘Yoga Aasan’ and ‘Yoga Mudra’ (the position of the body during practicing Yoga ).
The knowledge of ‘Yoga Vigyan’ (Science of Yoga) spread across several continents of the world with Buddhism. Gautam Buddha himself meditated for several years before becoming Buddha. Today PM Modi performed many Yogasanaas at the fourth anniversary of an international day of yoga. Modi in his speech said that Yoga worked as a connecting path among all the countries. The ceremony held at the Forrest research institute Dehradun Uttrakhand.
Uttrakhand Governor Krishna Kant Paul, Chief Minister T.S. Ravat and some union minister were also present at the ceremony.