The Common Yoga Protocol for the 2nd International Day of Yoga falling on 21st June, 2016, has been released. Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH launched the Common Yoga Protocol booklet during the inaugural function of National Arogya Fair held at Panaji, Goa on 26th March, 2016. The Chief Minister of Goa, Laxmikant Parsekar, Deputy CM and Health Minister Francis D’Souza and other dignitaries were also present during the launch.
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.
Some Yoga practices e.g. Yogic Sukshma Vyayama , Yogasanas, and Pranayama have been added in the 2nd revised edition. Apart from 45 minutes Common Yoga Protocol, a provision has been made for leading Yoga instutuions to incorporate 15 minutes Institutional Yogic practises e.g. Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Dhayana, Satsang, etc. before Sankalpa as deemed fit. This makes the total duration of one hour of Yoga practice on International Day of Yoga.