INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY 2020
On June 21st of each year the International Yoga Day is celebrated. This year millions of people will meet in the web for what could become the biggest virtual gathering.
The theme for the year 2020 could only be: yoga at home and yoga with the family.
With yoga studios and gyms timidly reopening in compliance with the social distancing measures adopted by countries to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, yoga practitioners have turned more and more to home and online yoga. Yoga is a powerful tool to deal with the stress of uncertainty and isolation, as well as to maintain physical well-being.
Gotta Joga with its app offers an annual subscription at a very favourable price to meet the needs of the whole family and make a contribution to celebrate World Yoga Day.
The World Health Organization mentions yoga as a means to improve health in its global action plan on physical activity 2018-2030: more active people for a healthier world.
Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice originating from India. Yoga is practiced today only in the USA by 35.2 million adults, and there is increasing scientific and educational interest in the contribution it can make to the healthy and balanced growth of children, as well as the well-being and health of adults.
In 2014 the United Nations proclaimed June 21 as International Yoga Day in recognition of its universal importance. International Yoga Day aims to raise awareness of the many benefits of yoga practice throughout the world.
The World Health Organisation has also urged its Member States to help their citizens to reduce physical inactivity, which is among the top ten leading causes of death worldwide, and a key risk factor for non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes.
The proposal to establish World Day was introduced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his opening address to the 69th session of the General Assembly, in which he said: “Yoga is a priceless gift of our ancient tradition. Yoga embodies the unity of mind and body, thought and action… a holistic approach that is valuable for our health and well-being. Yoga is not just exercise, it is a way to discover a sense of unity with yourself, with the world and with nature.
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