June 21st 2016
On the occasion of the second International Day of Yoga we offer our good wishes to all those who have been inspired by the tradition and the teachings of yoga. It is a day to honour the ancient science of yoga, a science of transformation and spiritual evolution perfected and handed down by the ancient sages and seers of humanity over the ages – our real spiritual heritage.
A vision realized
The International Day of Yoga represents the international recognition that yoga has gained as a holistic approach to physical wellbeing, mental peace and emotional balance. Across the globe, millions of people have embraced yoga to attain health and harmony, and to explore their inner potential. The acceptance of the International Day of Yoga, with a record consensus vote at the United Nations General Assembly, was a historic moment for India. The openness and enthusiasm with which the world community has embraced yoga and the collective goodwill that yoga has inspired, is a matter of great happiness and joy which all can share.
This day is of special importance for the Satyananda Yoga tradition, as it marks the fruition of the vakya, the vision and the prophecy of Swami Satyananda Saraswati, when in 1963 he proclaimed: “Yoga will emerge as a mighty world culture and change the course of world events.”
For the occasion of the second International Day of Yoga, Bihar School of Yoga has produced a brochure outlining the program which will be conducted in the homes and villages of Munger, the City of Yoga. This program can be viewed here in Hindi and English.