International Yoga Day, or commonly referred to as Yoga Day, is observed every year on June 21 since its inception in the year 2015. Yoga is said to have originated in India & it helps to heal mind, body & soul. The need for a nation to do yoga regularly was felt by Prime minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi. The reason behind choosing this date was that this day is the longest day in the northern hemisphere and shortest in the southern hemisphere. This day has special significance in many parts of the world. He proposed to celebrate June 21 as the International yoga day in his speech at United Nations General Assembly in September 2014. The first International Yoga Day was celebrated at Rajpath, New Delhi & the arrangements were made by the Ministry of AYUSH.
How to celebrate this day:
- Those who haven’t started doing yoga, this is the best day to start doing yoga for beginners.
- Special arrangements can be made for senior citizens people to gather at a peaceful place & rejoice through yoga.
- Spread awareness through pamphlets, rally & public speech among common people for doing yoga.
- Perform yoga with your family as doing alone may be boring.
- You may join yoga classes near your home or online classes are also available.
- If there is an event in your city related to this day go please be a part of it.
The motive behind celebrating International Yoga day:
Yoga refers to the union of your body & soul. It is a form of attaining good health. Yoga is a safe way to increase physical activity & enhance strength, flexibility & balance your body & soul. It can be practiced by people irrespective of caste, creed & religion. Hence, it can unite people across the nation to come together & perform yoga. It has been seen people of a young age group are prone to alcohol & smoke addiction. Yoga can help them to get rid of their bad habits. It can help reducing stress, obesity, improves immunity, inner peace, good body posture, many other body problems.