International yoga day in india

International Yoga Day & Yoga Festival 2017

Posted On : 08 July 2016.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.


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International Yoga Day or world yoga day (Yoga Divas) was first celebrated by the whole world on 21 June 2015. Millions of people did yoga for 1 hour on international yoga day on June 21 together in India, America, Japan, Canada, Spain and many other countries. People in various countries did hatha yoga, ashtanga yoga and many other styles of yoga at the same time to show unity through yoga. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) gave recognition to International Day of Yoga from 11 December 2014 onwards. In India, the Ministry of AYUSH made all the essential provisions to hold a massive yoga session with about 36,000 people, including India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A large number of dignitaries from 84 countries did 21 yoga asanas (postures) for 35 minutes at Rajpath in New Delhi. Millions of people observed the day as a day of unity and peace.

World Yoga Day June 21

World yoga day on June 21 was also observed in Rishikesh as international yoga day rishikesh, by a large number of people, who practiced yoga at the same time in various yoga schools and ashrams.

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International Yoga Day Celebration in Canada

International Yoga Festival in India

India is a land of festivals and there are many kinds of festivals like Holi, the festival of colors, Deepawali, the festival of light. Recently yoga community has started International Yoga Festival to celebrate Yoga. It was held from 1 March to 7 March in various yoga ashrams in rishikesh and many yoga institutions in India and all over the world.

International yoga festival is being organized in Rishikesh India since 1989 and organized with the help of the Indian Government. Since 1999, Parmarth Niketan Ashram along with other ashrams like AYM has been hosting this world-renowned event annually, & since then it has been growing at the international arena year after year. The main aim of yoga festival is to promote yoga at national and international level. IYF is a good platform for easy learning of yoga with best yoga master and teachers of the world. All came from multiple yoga schools and from as many countries of the world, and celebrated learning of yoga. Yoga can have overview of different kinds of yoga like Ashtanga yoga, Hatha, Raja yoga, Bhakti yoga, Kundalini yoga, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Vinyasa Flow and later on, you can take yoga teacher training to learn more about yoga.

There was also yoga conference along with yoga festival, which included scientific basics of yoga. People also took part in various spiritual and yogic activities such as practicing different styles of yoga together, doing music based meditation, practicing yoga therapy, and holding and participating in yoga debates.

Ever since these two events were held, people started thinking of, learning and practicing yoga all over the world. There are many countries across Asia, Europe and the USA, who have decided to run academic yoga courses in their schools and colleges, so that people can learn and practice yoga to keep themselves sound, both- physically and mentally.

International Yoga week rishikesh at AYM

Upcoming International Yoga Festival 2017 at AYM Yoga School, upper Tapovan from 15 June to 21 June 2017. If you are interested to participate email us for details. Ending of world yoga festival will be with celebration of International Yoga Day in India June 21, 2017 at AYM Yoga Ashram Rishikesh.