The International Day of Yoga will be celebrated in Oslo on Sunday, 23rd June 2019 at 10.00 hours at the Norwegian School of Sport Science (NIH).
This will be the 5th such annual celebration of the International Day of Yoga in Norway.
The UN General Assembly Resolution A/Res/69/131, which was adopted by acclamation in December 2014 with a record number of 177 co-sponsoring member states, established the International Day of Yoga for observance by the United Nations on 21 June each year.
Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition for over 6,000 years. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; and a holistic approach to health and well-being. Yoga is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with ourselves, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change.
Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.
Today it is practiced in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity.
The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.