Can yoga help us achieve sustainable development goals?

Shonil Bhagwat

From http://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/health/can-yoga-help-us-achieve-sustainable-development-goals

Shonil Bhagwat explains the yogic way of understanding how individual actions relate to global challenges.

The International Day of Yoga – 21 June 2018

As a spiritual practice, cosmic energy is important in yoga. This marks the day of summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, when the earth’s North Pole is most inclined towards the sun, of special significance. In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly declared 21 June as the International Day of Yoga. The idea was first proposed by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address  to the Assembly in 2014, and unanimously accepted by all 193 member states.

In addition to the positive effects of yoga on mind and body and its benefits to health and well-being, Modi also argued: “By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change”. In 2016, the United Nations went even further…

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I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.
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