International Yoga Day has returned. 12 Indian stamps are for your attention

June 26th, 2016

Yoga Indian stamps are very popular in the world of philately. That is the reason why India Post has issued a second stamp issue picturing Yoga. These are Surya Namaskar Stamps that aim to commemorate 2nd International Day of Yoga, celebrated annually on June 21 since its inception in 2015. encourages our readers to enrich their collections with this special edition of twelve stamps showing powerful yoga asanas (postures) of Surya Namaskar.

International Day of Yoga or commonly known as Yoga Day is celebrated annually on June 21 since 2015. Yoga is a 5000-year-old Indian body of knowledge which aims to integrate the body and the mind. The term ‘Yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘YUJ’, meaning ‘to join’ or ‘to yoke’ or ‘to unite’. As per Yogic scriptures, the practice of Yoga leads to a perfect harmony between the mind and body, Man and Nature.

Surya Namaskar is a scientific technique combining twelve asanas in a sequence.

Surya Namaskar is a very ancient technique of paying respect to the sun, a source of all forms of life on the planet. Its origins lie in India where large Hindu population worships Surya, the Hindu solar deity.Surya Namaskar is the only single mantra to stay fit.

A set of 12 powerful yoga asanas provides a good cardiovascular workout in the form of Surya Namaskar. These postures are a good way to keep the body in shape and the mind calm and healthy. Besides good health, Surya Namaskar also provides an opportunity to express gratitude to the sun for sustaining life on this planet.