International Day of Yoga (English Version)

logo-enFor weeks I have been thinking that we will be participating on the International Day of Yoga, and have started to spread the word in my Community with the intention set on the 21. June 2016, today I discovered the World Yoga Day will be next weekend on the 21. February 2016. Ok, so it looks like we will be having two Yoga Events this year because of the increasing intensity of turmoils and energy shifts around the world. Well we are definitely having two Yoga Days here in Preetz, thats for sure. I am in and all for it, and I am asking now who is walking along with me on this day for Harmony and Peace and devoting our time and space for the Human Rights. ❤

The meaning of the Logo:

  • Folding of both hands in the logo Symbolise Yoga, the union, which reflects the union of individual Consciousness with that of universal Consciousness, a perfect harmony between mind & body, man & nature; a holistic approach to health & well being.
  • The brown leaves symbolise the Earth element, the green leaves symbolise the Nature, blue symbolises the Water element, brightness symbolises the Fire element and the Sun symbolise the source of energy and inspiration.
  • The logo reflects harmony and peace for humanity, which is the essence of Yoga.

„Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; 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 within yourself, the world and the 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.“

(Quelle: UNIC/PRESS RELEASE/233-2014 vom 12. Dezember 2014)

The first World Yoga Event will be held on Sunday the 21nd of Febuary 2016, where yoga teachers and schools around the world will donate their time and space to a two hour yoga session which is devoted to human rights.

The class should be held from 11AM – 1PM sharp, local time in each time zone, which will lead to a 24 hour yoga marathon around the world. Devoting our thoughts and energy globally to the human rights issue will generate a powerful impact.

Students attending the event will donate whatever tuition they can afford. All contributions are welcome and also students who can’t pay at all – the money is important to help victims of human right violation but so is the spirit.

We love to see yogis from all styles participate in this wonderful event whether Iyengar, Bikram, Anusara, Ashtanga, Laughter Yoga…at the heart of any yoga style stands the union. Bringing all yogis worldwide together to devote their practice to this important cause will be a wonderful, spirited celebration of yoga.

Our aim is that as many nations as possible come together on this project, especially countries where human rights violation is a more dominant issue.

The second World Yoga Event will be held on the 21. June 2016 and I will update you on that closer to the time.

Gabriele

I meet you on the mat in love, trust and an open heart and mind for all there is to come our way ❤

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