About Us Introduction of Yoga

High Commission of India 
Lilongwe 
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Introduction about Yoga

Yoga is a invaluable gift to Humanity and is derived from Sanskrit word “ Yuj ” meaning to Join or Unite. Yoga originated in Ancient India now practiced globally for its Physical, Mental , Emotional & Spiritual benefits, recollecting Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s words “Yoga is Constant yet Evolving, Ancient yet Modern ”.

Yogic practices include Yoga-Postures, Yogic Breathing, Relaxation, Meditation, Philosophy etc which aids in prevention and control of Non-Communicable diseases & brings a sense of Well-being .

UN declared International Day of Yoga in 2014 with a record consensus of 177 countries Recognizing that Yoga Provides a holistic approach to health and well-being and would be beneficial for health of world population by making healthier choices and following lifestyle patterns that foster good health.

UNESCO recognized Yoga as Intangible Cultural Heritage to Humanity due to the benefits like peace, wellness, self-realization etc. Yoga day each year is celebrated with a specific theme –Yoga for Synergy in 2015, Connect the Youth in 2016, Yoga for Health in 2017, Yoga for Peace in 2018, Yoga for Climate action in 2019.

The International Day of Yoga 2019 in partnership with Government of Malawi was celebrated on 16th & 23rd June in Blantyre & Lilongwe respectively. The CYP (Common Yoga Protocol) was the centerpiece of the occasion. The event saw participation from Malawian, Indian, International and Diplomatic community with enthusiasm. The 5th International Day of Yoga was a big success and contributed immensely in increasing the awareness of Yoga and its benefits. The event was extensively covered by Media and appeared in Newspaper & News Channel.

Yoga classes are conducted in the High Commission of India by Teacher of Indian Culture. The classes are conducted free of cost and open to yoga lovers.

Yoga Teacher Deputed by Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Ministry of External Affairs, Govt of India as TIC (Teacher of Indian Culture).TIC is Certified Level 2 Yoga Teacher from Govt of India. He is assigned to spread Yoga and Indian Culture across Malawi at High Commission of India, Lilongwe, Malawi.

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