International Yoga Day

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International Yoga Day is celebrated worldwide on 20 June of each year. Yoga is an ancient tradition which has many applications. Individuals practice yoga all over the world, and gain benefit the asana poses and excercises bestow. Other forms of yoga still the mind within, and grant inner peace and stillness. The United Nations proclaimed International Day of Yoga in 2014. The day is growing in popularity each year. This year, due Covid-19 and social distancing in various nations, there may be some restrictions on mass public yoga events.


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN address suggested the date of 20 June, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares a special significance in many parts of the world.

Yoga dates back as far as 5000 years in ancient India, yoga was considered a mental, physical, and spiritual way to practice meditation and transform the body and mind.

The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practising yoga, a physical, mental and spiritual practice.

Practising the postures, breathing exercises and meditation makes you healthier in body, mind and spirit. … What’s more, yoga: Improves muscle tone, flexibility, strength and stamina.

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United Nations Proclamation:

Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolising the union of body and consciousness.

Today it is practised in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity.

Recognizing its universal appeal, on 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga by resolution 69/131.

The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.

Due Coronavirus restrictions in many nations, there may not be mass public observances in many places. Other places may have celebrations bounded by social distancing requirements. Others may have online observances.

 

Peaceful Warrior Pose against the New York Skyline
Peaceful Warrior Pose against the New York Skyline

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