Facts for introduction:

  • The United Nations has recognised yoga as a valuable tool for promoting health and well-being and celebrating its benefits.
  • The International Day of Yoga is observed annually on June 21.
  • Help the world achieve the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • The World Health Organisation defines health as a state of complete wellbeing, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
  • Hippocrates’ Science of Medicine sets the goal of medicine as the complete removal of the distress of the sick.

Benefits of Yoga:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Avoid various health problems such as high blood pressure, depression, heart disease, and non-communicable diseases such as stroke, cancer, hypertension, and diabetes.
  • Improve the concentration and ability to focus by bringing clarity of thought.
  • It helps to improve flexibility, strength, endurance, and balance.
  • Cultivate a sense of inner peace and contentment, which can lead to more peaceful and harmonious relationships with others.
  • Encouraging practitioners to connect with nature and live in harmony with the environment.
  • Promote cultural awareness and diversity, leading to a more tolerant and accepting world.

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