The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), an organization dedicated to building peace in the minds of all people recently added yoga to its List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
The world heritage committee recognizes yoga for its ability and intent to ease suffering in any body who practices. Aligning mind and body, breath and movement, spirit and soul, yoga builds self-realization, strength, and promotes deep well-being.
The committee noted “It is practised by the young and old without discriminating against gender, class or religion and has also become popular in other parts of the world.”
It is awe inspiring that yoga has transcended so many barriers in order to reach humanity in such a profound way.
Yoga empowers, strengthens, heals, and connects individuals to themselves while shedding light on their interconnectedness with the world at large.
Stay tuned for more articles on the benefits of yoga. For now, we are grateful for this ancient traditions prevalence in the world today.