June 21st is International Yoga Day

The Summer solstice is a fitting foundation for a celebration of yoga. Consider the Gayatri Mantra, which originally accompanied the dawn practice of Surya Namaskar. This morning ritual used the sun to symbolize the light within each individual, and the process to awaken and to live in the values of that light. As the light of the sun shines unconditionally, so the practice of yoga helps us remove the veils of habit patterns that withhold the brilliance of the deep self. Now yoga will be recognized internationally.

Here’s a video of how a world-record 45,000 Indians celebrated in New Delhi.

Below is the sequence that Geeta Iyengar suggested we practice wherever we may find ourselves. It is an excellent sequence. Please feel free to print it and practice it frequently.

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