About The Idy Logo
- Folding of both hands symbolizes the union of individual and universal consciousness, as well as the perfect harmony between mind and body, man and nature, and health and well-being.
The vibrant artwork plays a significant role in embodying the elements of the planet.
- Brown leaves – the earth
- Green leaves – nature
- Blue – water
- Orange brightness – fire
- Sun – source of energy and inspiration
- The logo reflects harmony and peace for humanity, which is the essence of Yoga.
International Day Of Yoga
Yoga is a 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice originating in India and aiming to transform both body and mind. On December 11 in 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. The declaration came after the call for the adoption of 21 June as International Day of Yoga by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during his address to the UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 wherein he stated: "Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition . It 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 about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. " In Suggesting June 21, Which is the Summer Solstice, as the International Day of Yoga, Narendra Modi stated that, "the date is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world. "
The idea to celebrate International Yoga Day has Been Proposed by several yoga enthusiasts. Amongst them was a call made by significant international humanitarian and Yoga Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in December 2011. Following the adoption of the UN Resolution, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar lauded the efforts of Mr. Narendra Modi, stating that "It is very Difficult for any philosophy, religion or culture to survive without state patronage. Now, official recognition by the UN would further spread the benefit of Yoga to the entire world. "