What is Yoga?

The word Yoga means unity and has been derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’ which means ‘to join’. Therefore, Yoga is a means of balancing and bringing harmony between the mind, body and soul. Yoga includes asanas, mudras, kriyas, shaktakarmas and meditation. Yoga instructors advise Yoga must be practised for an hour each day for a healthy mind and body.

How did Yoga Day originate?

June 21 is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed this date at the United Nations General Assembly 2014. The first Yoga day was observed all over the world on June 21, 2015. The event created two Guinness world records – one for the largest yoga class, featuring 35,985 people, and second for the largest number of participating nationalities (84 nations).

Yoga transforms the body, mind & leads one on the path to greater self-discovery. International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness about the benefits of practising yoga and incorporating it into your daily life.


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Today is also World Music Day-

Celebrated every 21st of June, World Music Day is a global event which allows you to tune into live music in all its diversity!

Following are a few events happening from across the world-

World Music Day events in Mumbai

This year, Alliance Française de Bombay along with Gatecrash and FLEA Bazaar Café brings you the unique opportunity to :

• Perform live! •

  • Witness some amazing performances by reputed musicians!
  • The Blues in the Jazz 21 Jun, 7:00 PM, Artisan, Sofitel, Bandra Kurla Complex
  • World Music Day feat. Mumbai’s Finest + Dee MC + MC Kaur 21 Jun, 8:30 PM
  • Hard Rock Cafe, Andheri, Andheri

If you are in Paris, this World Music Day, then check this out-
World Music Day 2018 in Paris: the top 15 events