On June 21, the world marks the International Day of Yoga, a celebration that brings together all followers of this system of physical, mental and spiritual practices aimed at the transformation of body and mind.
Traditionally, VUM celebrates the event with a large demonstration of yoga exercises, which will take place on 21st June at 3 pm in the lobby of the University’s Dobrich Campus.
The event is organized thanks to the initiative of Indian students from Gujarat Technological Univers ity and Gujarat Forensic Science University, who are currently trained in the summer programme of Varna University of Management. Among them are the two instructors who will demonstrate how to properly perform yoga exercises.
All yoga followers are welcome to join the largest international yoga demonstration in Bulgaria with the participation of Indians. It is necessary to bring only a personal yoga mat and a good mood!
On 11 December 2014, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution whereby June 21 was declared an International Yoga Day. The proposal was first formally expressed by Indian Prime Minister Sri Narendra Mody, who in his address to the world public noted: “Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action, restraint and fulfillment, harmony between man and nature, a holistic approach to health and well-being”. It is not by accident that the day of the summer solstice is chosen for the celebration of the International Yoga Day. The longest day of the year marks a breakthrough moment – a brief state of dominance of the light over the darkness.
At the end of 2016, UNESCO included yoga to the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.