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.
The United Nations declared June 21st as International Yoga Day in 2014, with the support of 177 member countries.
Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India thousands of years ago. It encompasses physical postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and ethical principles
Yoga improves flexibility, strength, balance, and posture. It also helps reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, promotes relaxation.
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.
Numerous events which include yoga workshops, seminars, lectures, demonstrations, and cultural performances to showcase the essence and benefits of yoga.