Why is International Yoga Day Celebrated?

The idea of observing International Yoga Day was proposed by the Prime Minister of India,

Narendra Modi, during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2014.

Recognizing the universal appeal and holistic nature of yoga, Modi suggested that a dedicated day be established to highlight its significance and promote its practice worldwide.

Subsequently, on December 11th, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared June 21st as International Yoga Day.

The inaugural celebration took place on June 21, 2015. International Yoga Day, celebrated on June 21st every year,

is a global event that promotes the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of practicing yoga.

This day aims to raise awareness about the numerous advantages of incorporating yoga into one’s daily life and to encourage people around the world to embrace this ancient practice.

Yoga, originating in ancient India, is an ancient discipline that combines physical postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and ethical principles to promote overall well-being.

It offers a holistic approach to health, fostering harmony between the body, mind, and spirit.