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International Yoga Day on 25 June 2017

The yoga schools community in the Dominican Republic, The Art of Living in the Dominican Republic, and the consulate and Embassy of India will be celebrating International Yoga Day on Sunday, 25 June 2017. The actual Yoga Day falls on Wednesday, 21 June 2017.

There will be workshops, yoga classes for all ages, and more from 9am to 1pm at the Salon Independencia events hall of the Ministry of Defense on Av. 27 de Febrero. The event is free. Just bring your own mat and water. Events are carried out all over the world to mark Yoga Day.

The Yoga Day was instituted by the United Nations on 11 December 2014 after 177 member states voted to accept the proposal made earlier by India Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a UN General Assembly that year. Modi proposed 21 June as the date, given that it is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere (shortest in the southern hemisphere).

Modi had argued at the United Nations: “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; 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 with yourself, the world and nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, yoga can help achieve overall wellbeing. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.”

Source: DR1

June 20, 2017

Category: DR News |

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