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Shirley telles
Shirley telles

On the occasion of International Day of Yoga, selected to coincide with the Summer Solstice, June 2st I congratulate H.H. Jagat Guru Amrta Súryánanda Mahá Rája President of the Yoga Portuguese Confederation for this wonderful choice.

The summer solstice marks the point when the Sun appear at its’ zenith as seen from the poles and also marks the beginning of summer. It is fitting that this shift from periods of greater darkness to more of light, from cold to warmth, should be chosen as International Day of Yoga. Irrespective of our belief systems all of us are unified by being influenced by the Sun and the seasons.

With a feeling of joyful anticipation of warmth and light we can celebrate the International Day of Yoga each year, as we give thanks for summer which brings with it a sense of renewal and fresh hope.

Dr. Shirley Telles
Director of research at Patanjali Research Foundation, Haridwar, India and the Head, Indian Council of Medical Research Center for Advanced Research in Yoga and Neurophysiology at Bangaluru.