International Yoga Day

By Jade Arroyo

Yoga is the physical, mental, and spiritual practice of an ancient tradition that originated in India. Today various forms of yoga are practiced and its popularity continues to grow in the world. International Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21 and aims to raise public awareness of the benefits of this practice.
The word yoga comes from Sanskrit and means unity because it symbolizes the union of body and mind. The theme of the 2017 celebration, organized by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, is Yoga for Health, highlighting the fact that yoga can play a part in a holistic way in achieving a balance between mind and body. Organizers believe that this approach to health and well-being can make a direct and useful contribution to humanity’s quest to achieve sustainable development and to move towards lifestyles that are in harmony with nature.
Yoga classes were taught in San Miguel in the Jardin with the iconic Parroquia as a background. Almost 100 people attended the two classes taught by Vijayaganesha, a yoga instructor at the Indian Institute of Culture in Mexico, along with the collaboration of Vinyasa/Hatha Flow yoga teachers, Alejandro Trejo, Diana Hoogesteger, and Yahya Chaahk Balam. Namaste!


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