International Yoga Day: Yoga is an ancient Indian practice that helps to boost the mental and social well-being of a person. The word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘Yuj’ which indicates the union of body and consciousness. Yoga is a means of unlocking our infinite power and possibilities.
International Yoga Day 2022 Date
People across the world celebrate International Yoga Day every year with great fervor on June 21.
International Yoga Day 2022 Theme
The International Yoga Day 2022 theme is “Yoga for Humanity”. The 8th edition of International Yoga Day will witness an innovative program named “Guardian Ring” that will see the participation of enthusiasts.
International Yoga Day: History
Yoga originated thousands of years ago. The word Yoga was also mentioned in ancient literature like Rig Veda. The idea to celebrate International Yoga Day was conceived by PM Narendra Modi, who proposed the concept during his speech at the UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014.
This draft resolution passed by India got the support of 177 nations. Recognizing its universal appeal, the UN (United Nations) proclaimed June 21 as the International Day of Yoga on Dec 11, 2014. The first International Day of Yoga was observed on June 21, in the year 2015.
International Yoga Day: Significance
Yoga Day is celebrated across the globe to highlight the importance of Yoga and its role in keeping the mind and body in perfect health. Practicing different asanas calms the mind by allaying one’s anxiety and fears. The significance of Yoga Day is seen as the light of spreading awareness on the issue of physical and mental well-being.