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Yoga’s health benefits have been known to humankind for thousands of years. It is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India now practiced around the world and continues to grow in popularity.
This is the fourth year celebrating International Yoga Day. The idea of a world yoga day was promoted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He suggested the date chosen be the longest day of the year, at least, in the Northern Hemisphere.
PM Narendra Modi said “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies the unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.”
This year the commemoration of the International Day of Yoga will take place in Minitas Beach, with a yoga activity lead by the experts Kira Montagu, Martina Monteverde, and Jackie Arvelo who will explain all about the virtues and benefits that yoga offers. This event is completely FREE and will start at 5:30 pm – All you need to bring is a yoga mat, comfortable clothes and your desire to connect with people and nature by practicing yoga.