Natraj Yoga founded by Sudhir and Niru Parikh, some of the early pioneers in bringing Yoga to New England celebrated International Day of Yoga with a virtual presentation featuring a variety of yoga styles. The yoga styles included Dynamic Yoga, Surya Namaskar, Micro Yoga, Yoga for managing Back Pain and Diabetes, Cycle Meditation and more. The team has trained several Yoga teachers. It was a wonderful morning that inspired the attendees.
The Mass Wellness Initiative under the leadership of Dhanashree Ramachandran hosted a 7 day wellness challenge that culminated on June 21. The initiative has been working hard to support the Yoga ecosystem. The grand finale was a seminar presentation where discussions on Yoga and Wellness was presented from a variety of perspectives. Entrepreneurs, wellness professionals, insurance representatives, Yoga studios and other presented their view from different perspectives. People who participated in the wellness challenge shared their experience. A fun part of the challenge was the daily nutritional challenge put forth by Sneh Jaisingh. The Mass Wellness Initiative launched the wellness business grant intended to promote and support the wellness eco system.
About International Yoga Day
Recognizing Yoga’s universal appeal, on 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga by resolution 69/131.
The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.
The draft resolution establishing the International Day of Yoga was proposed by India and endorsed by a record 175 member states. The proposal was first introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address during the opening of the 69th session of the General Assembly, in which he said: “Yoga is an invaluable gift from our ancient tradition. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action ... a holistic approach [that] is valuable to our health and our well-being. Yoga is not just about exercise; it is a way to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.”