According to a statement by the AYUSH ministry of the Central Government, new and improvised yoga postures and practices will be introduced on the 2nd World Yoga Day this June.
On March 26, minister of state for Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH), Shripad Yesso Naik, released the Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) booklet for 2016.
“The booklet gives a brief overview about Yoga and Yogic practices to orient one towards comprehensive health for an individual and the community. The present edition of Common Yoga Protocol is an improvised version of last year’s Yoga Protocol.”
The statement also said that leading yoga institutions across India would incorporate additional 15 minutes of the yoga institutional practices and these will include Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Dhayana, Satsang before Sankalpa, as deemed fit.
According to a PTI report, last year’s International Yoga Day had made it to the Guinness World Book of Records with total of 35,985 people of 84 nationalities participating in the Yoga event that was held in New Delhi.