The practice of Yoga dates back to the time of Mahabharata, where Saints and Sadhus used to practice this ancient art of mental and spiritual discipline.
The history of yoga dates back to fifth century BC, in the ancient Indian sub-continent. In the 19th and 20th centuries, Yoga Gurus from the sub-continent introduced yoga to the west. Yoga is a physical exercise, which has spiritual and meditative benefits and has been important part of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.
Yoga is channeling the mental and spiritual strength of the body with the help of physical posture and exercise.
June 21st International Yoga Day is celebrated in Nepal, and yoga demonstrations and lectures are held all over the country .Most of the demonstrations are held for all the general public and some special programs are conducted for the special members or invitees. Cities like Birjung, Biratnagar, and Kathmandu among others are the annual hosts for these events.
Nepal houses more than 400 Yoga and Meditation centers all over the country and it has been a favorable yoga destination since 1950s.
Nepal is an ideal destination for practicing the ancient art of yoga. Lush green vegetation and peaceful environment in the lap of Himalayas offers a wonderful opportunity for anyone who wishes to practice this ancient art of reviving mental and spiritual strength- Yoga.