UK’s Countdown to International Day of Yoga 2023: The Factor of 10

UK’s Countdown to International Day of Yoga 2023: The Factor of 10
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Dasa Vidha Pariksha refers to the 10 factors used to determine the state of health of an individual and in the lead up to the International Day of Yoga on June 21, there will be a unique opportunity for worldwide audiences to find out more about this yogic practice.

A webinar being organised by the Nehru Centre, the cultural wing of the High Commission of India in London, by Dr Prakash L. Hegde will give insights into ‘Dasa Vidha Pariksha’ this week.

Next month marks the ninth International Day of Yoga (IDY), an initiative led by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the United Nations (UN). Every year has a selected worldwide theme for IDY, with 2023 being designated as “Humanity”.

The past themes have covered:

  • 2015: Yoga for Harmony and Peace

  • 2016: Yoga for the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

  • 2017: Yoga for Health

  • 2018: Yoga for Peace

  • 2019: Yoga for Heart

  • 2020: Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family

  • 2021: Yoga for Wellbeing

  • 2022: Yoga for Humanity

Meanwhile, the Nehru Centre is also organising weekly free Yoga sessions all of May as part of its IDY2023 events. The sessions are held in collaboration with major UK-based organisations.

The session next week will focus on Yoga for Mental Health and bring a combination of pranayama, Yoga postures, relaxation and meditation as part of an authentic, accessible practice that deeply benefits mind, body, and spirit.

The session, on May 23, will be conducted by Tahir Sharief – a medical doctor and Sri Sri Yoga teacher and coordinator of Sri Sri Yoga UK. His understanding of the human body transcends the physical dimension and enables people of all backgrounds and ages to experience the depth of Yoga.


UK’s Countdown to International Day of Yoga 2023: The Factor of 10
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It is held in association with Art of Living, founded by world-renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The organisation’s core value is to find peace within oneself and to unite people in our society – of different cultures, religions, and nationalities, reminding us that we have one goal; to uplift human life everywhere.

*Info: Nehru Centre

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