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International Day of Yoga

June 21st, 2016

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The United Nations has declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. ​​It is Sadhguru’s vision to make this day into a major offering of yoga and a possibility for people of all age groups, religions, nationalities and social backgrounds to experience meditativeness, expanding their perception of life from individuality to universality.

“The only way to experience true wellbeing is to turn inward.
This is what yoga means–
not up, not out, but in.
The only way out is in.”

– Sadhguru

Read Sadhguru’s Message

Yoga does not mean twisting the body, holding the breath or something else. The word “yoga” literally means union. In one’s experience, everything has become one. Yoga is a system of raising human ability to perceive, to enhance individual human beings to realise their ultimate nature. Yoga is the most profound exploration of the very mechanics of life.

International Day of Yoga is coming at a crucial time. The yogic science is of utmost significance now, like never before. Earlier, in pursuit of wellbeing, people have looked up. This has brought a lot of hallucination, and created continuous wars between one kind of heaven and another. They are fighting over a God or a heaven that both of them have not seen, but they are willing to fight to death. In recent times, there has been a shift towards seeking wellbeing from the outside world. In the process of trying to take the juice of life from outside, we are destroying the very source of our living – the planet itself.

The message of yoga is this: “Not up, not out – in. The only way out is in.” If we look up, we are in conflict. If we look out, we are in conflict. But if we look inward for our wellbeing, there is never any conflict – not in the world, not within us.

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YOGA TOOLS FOR TRANSFORMATION

Just five minutes a day can transform your life! Whether you’re seeking health and joy or peace and love, whether it’s success in the world or inner exploration you’re striving for, these simple practices are designed to help you cut through the struggle and walk through life with ease.

FREE WORKSHOPS IN YOUR CITY

On the occasion of International Day of Yoga, Isha Foundation welcomes you to attend free workshops in your city. These workshops are held as 30 minutes or 90 minutes sessions and will guide you through a set of practices customized for health, peace, joy, love, success and more.




FREE ONLINE SESSIONS

Easy & at your convenience

5-minute practices to enhance health, joy, peace,
love, success and inner exploration.

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BENEFITS

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Enhances vitality, focus, memory and productivity
Stabilizes the body, mind and emotions
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Strengthens and stabilizes the spine
Can relieve back pain, stress, anxiety and tension
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Can relieve from chronic ailments and improves overall health
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Enhances teamwork and communication
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Imparts a lasting sense of joy, peace and fulfillment

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