On the occasion of International Yoga Day 2023, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS ), while wishing everyone, said that Yoga is Bharatiya civilisation’s gift to the world and it is the responsibility of everyone to spread the message of Yoga across the globe. RSS on its twitter handle, shared an excerpt of the resolution on Yoga passed in Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha in 2015.
“Yoga is Bharat’s civilisational contribution to the world. Derived from the root ‘Yuj’ – meaning union and samadhi. Yoga is not limited to physical exercise but is essentially a holistic way of life leading to the union of body mind, intellect and soul as envisaged by sages like Maharshi Patanjali. It is verily described in scriptures as cessation of fluctuation of mind (Yogashchittavrittinirodhah), means for calming the mind (Manah Prashamanopayah Yogah) and equanimity (Samatvam Yoga Uchyate) and leads one to peaceful and healthy life,” the resolution reads.
“Today growing number of people, be it common masses, celebrities, entrepreneurs and statesmen of different cultures across the world, are adopting Yoga as a way of a balanced lifestyle tuned with nature. Scores of saints, yoga teachers and yoga trainers have contributed to the spread Yoga around the world. It is the duty of all the Yoga followers to further spread this message of Yoga far and wide across the continents,” RSS had said in its resolution passed in ABPS 2015.