From this year, I pronounce the day after Maha Shivaratri as Yoga Day – International Yoga Day that will be celebrated every year *according to the moon calendar.
Yoga has been a world phenomenon for over hundred years. Originating from India, Yoga is philosophy of the life of contemporary man and it deserves to have its special day.
In the name of many practitioners, followers and admirers of Yoga along the meridians of the world I suggest we accept the day after Maha Shivaratri as Yoga Day and celebrate it as International Yoga Day every year, according to the moon calendar.
Namely, Maha Shivaratri-the great night of Shiva, devoted to God Shiva is celebrated on the 14th day of the dark half of moon Falgun (February) according to the moon calendar-the night before young moon.
The ceremony and celebrating of Maha Shivaratri is the night between the 14th and 15th day after full moon, it is actually the night of the wedding between Shiva and Parvati, according to the legend.
The God Shiva, according to the legend, it the first Yoga Teacher, he is the creator of Yoga, it’s Lord-Yogeshvara and protector. This is why the night of Maha Shivaratri is the best and most acceptable solution to celebrate this as Yoga Day – International Yoga Day in future.