2nd International day of yoga - 19th June 2016
The 2nd UN's International Day of Yoga was organised by the High Commision of India & Yoga Kenya Committee. It was successfully conducted at various cities and major towns of Kenya. To know more about the events go to the various VENUES for more information
United Nations adopted 21st June as the International Yoga Day on the 11th December 2014 after being co-sponsored by 175 countries. Yoga, more than 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin in India, embodies unity of mind and body of an individual and leads to harmony between man and the nature and is a holistic approach to health and well-being.
As mentioned in the resolution document of the UN for the yoga day (A/RES/69/131), wider dissemination of information about the benefits of practicing yoga would be beneficial for the health of the world and also invites all Member and Observer States, the organizations of the United Nations system and other international and regional organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and individuals, to observe the International Day of Yoga in order to raise awareness of the benefits of practicing yoga.
The Yoga Kenya Committee initiated by Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) brings together various organizations on one platform to promote yoga in Kenya namely: Hindu Religious & service centre (HRSC), Africa Yoga Project, Brahmakumaris Raja Yoga, Art of Living, Chinmaya Mission, Hindu Council of Kenya & others which are all non-profit organisations who have been practicing Yoga for decades amongst other individual instructors and yoga clubs.