Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India and is now practiced worldwide. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.
Recognizing its universal appeal, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga. The International Day of Yoga #InternationalYogaDay aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.
The theme for the 2017 celebration, organized by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, is ‘Yoga for Health.’ The theme highlights the fact that yoga can contribute in a holistic way to achieving an equilibrium between mind and body. The organizers believe that this approach to health and wellbeing can make a direct and useful contribution to humankind’s quest to achieve sustainable development and move towards lifestyles that are in harmony with nature.
At the Sambhavna Clinic, supported by the Bhopal Medical Appeal, yoga has been found to be particularly beneficial for people suffering from chronic diseases involving the respiratory, musculo-skeletal, neurological and endocrine systems. You can read more about it here: CLICK
At a press conference on the occasion of the “International Day of Yoga”, members of the Sambhavna Trust Clinic in Bhopal, India, called upon the State and Central governments to include Yoga therapy in the treatment of the victims of the December 1984 Union Carbide disaster: CLICK
Now, on International Yoga Day we’re happy to be releasing our first Yoga for Bhopal teeshirts as a fundraiser for the Bhopal Medical Appeal.
Rapanui is an award-winning ethical company using sustainable, organic materials and prides itself on its traceable supply chain. At the end of the garment’s life it can be sent back to Rapanui for a store credit. All of the clothing is made of organic or recycled materials and produced in an ethically accredited wind-powered factory.
Yoga for Bhopal teeshirt: CLICK