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International Yoga Day

[1]Yoga and Meditation have traditionally been viewed as mystical and exotic practices from the East. The worldwide acceptance has largely been due to the distributed efforts of various like-minded people who have experienced and benefited from the practice of Yoga.

But the real push came when the then Indian Prime Minister in his address to the UN General Assembly in 2014, proposing for an International Day of Yoga said “It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.” (Source: Wikipedia)

The longest day in the Northern Hemisphere known as the Summer Solstice was proposed due its various significances’ all around the world. But from a Yoga perspective this is when the sun starts to move south and is considered a time when there is natural support for those pursuing spiritual practices.

The IE Yoga Club together with our students celebrated the International Day of Yoga (21st June), which is in its 4th year since being adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.

We celebrated this with a session of Yoga led by our certified board member Carmen Gracia, which was followed by a meditation session led by IE Alumni Gonzalo Fernández.

The event took place in the Student Hub in MM31-BIS which was nicely arranged for us by the Campus Life team. A truly befitting place to carry out our last event for the current academic year.

The celebration of peace culminated with some organic drinks and snacks!

A truly fulfilling and enriching event for one and all involved !!