Today was the first International Yoga Day! It was a day proposed by the United Nations to celebrate Yoga's origins and its spread around the world. There was an expectation that billions of people around the world would practice yoga. But there is some controversy. According to an article by the Huffington Post there are some in India that want to take back yoga and gain control over its use and teaching. Yes, yoga has changed from its roots within many cultures and religions. But today is meant to be a day of celebration, learning and developing of community.
I found two articles about International Yoga Day each do a good job describing the roots of yoga.
Please share what you did today to celebrate yoga!
I enjoy yoga as it brings peace to my life. Teaching yoga has brought joy to my life and given me a chance to encourage others in learning yoga.