International Yoga Day: History and Why Do We Celebrate


The idea of International Yoga Day was proposed by India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, during his address to the United Nations General Assembly in 2014.

UN Recognition

The United Nations declared June 21st as International Yoga Day in 2014, with the support of 177 member countries.

Ancient Roots

 Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India thousands of years ago. It encompasses physical postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and ethical principles

Health Benefits

Yoga improves flexibility, strength, balance, and posture. It also helps reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, promotes relaxation.

Mind-Body Connection

Yoga encourages individuals to develop self-awareness, mindfulness, and a deeper understanding of their own physical and mental states

Unity and Harmony

International Yoga Day promotes the idea of unity and harmony among people of different cultures, religions, and backgrounds.

Global Events

Numerous events which include yoga workshops, seminars, lectures, demonstrations, and cultural performances to showcase the essence and benefits of yoga.