The Embassy of India is organizing a series of events in Bosnian cities this weekend to mark the annual International Day of Yoga. The events will include yoga workshops, Indian classical dance and music, skin painting and Indian snacks.
In Sarajevo, the events will be organized on Saturday, 17 June, from 10 am to 1 pm at the City Hall. The same day, yoga workshops will be organized in Banja Luka from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Petar Kočić park. From 9 pm to 10.15 pm, an Indian dance and music event will be held at the city’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
The next day, Sunday June 18, the International Day of Yoga events will be organized in Mostar, at the city’s Spanish Square, from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word yoga derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness. Today it is practiced in various forms around the world.
On 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga. The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.
The theme for the 2017 celebration, organized by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, is “Yoga for Health”. The theme highlights the fact that yoga can contribute in a holistic way to achieving an equilibrium between mind and body. The organizers believe that this approach to health and wellness can make a direct and useful contribution to humankind’s quest to achieve sustainable development and move towards lifestyles that are in harmony with nature.