New Delhi June 20: While the third World Yoga Day will be observed on 21 June and the whole world is in the Yoga mood already, the Ayush ministry has issued a 'Common Yoga Protocol' to create general awareness toward achieving "harmony and peace through yoga".
The Yoga Protocol is contained in a slim booklet that includes a message from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sections on the history of yoga, its various schools and general exercises for health and well-being.
Also included are detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to perform various 'asanas', along with accompanying sketches.
This Yoga Protocol has been prepared with suggestions and consultations from yoga experts and heads of the eminent yoga institutions in the country.
"Yoga is essentially a spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body," says the Yoga Protocol booklet.