International Yoga Day:  Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India. It became popular in the West in the 20th century. The word, yoga, comes from the Sanskrit yuj, which means “to yoke” and "samadhi" or "concentration." Thus, yoga is the practice that aims to join the mind, body, and spirit. The ultimate goal of yoga is to achieve liberation.

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International Yoga Day 2019 Theme: 

Union minister Shripad Yesso Naik on 13th June said that the theme for this year's International Yoga Day is 'Yoga for Heart’.

"Yoga has become an important aspect in the life of the people, which is an honorable achievement for the country that has given Yoga to the world," he told a press conference in Ranchi.

In united nation website, it is still mentioned as International Yoga Day 2019 Theme is “Climate Action”

International Yoga Day Celebration in many countries:

Yoga Day Celebration by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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Yoga Day Celebration by School kids at School

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Yoga Day Celebration by Swimmers in Water

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Yoga Day Celebration by common Indian people at Red Fort

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Yoga Day Celebration by Korean People

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Yoga Day Celebration by US people in the US

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International Yoga Day: Who Proposes this idea?

The idea of international YOGA Day was proposed by the Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi during the speech at UNGA. As 21st June is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares special significance in different parts of the world, PM NARENDRA MODI suggested 21st June as International YOGA DAY. The logo of YOGA day shows harmony and peace for Humanity which shows the nature of YOGA.

History of   International Yoga Day:

The root of this historic declaration can be traced back to the year 2001 when the proposal for a “World Yoga Day” was observed by the Portuguese Yoga Confederation and the Yoga Samkhya Institute. Consequently, the first World Yoga Day was celebrated on 21st June 2002. The first steps towards this declaring were taken at a conference, titled ‘Yoga: A Science for World Peace’ which was held in Bengaluru on 4th and 5th December 2011. It was the first time in history, that yoga guru from all parts of the world was endorsing the idea for an International Day for Yoga.

What are the Benefits of Yoga Day

  • Improve flexibility, strength, and posture
  • Better all-round fitness
  • Weight loss
  • Increase your energy
  • Reduce stress
  • Breathe better
  • Be happier
  • Become more mindful
  • Improve concentration and think clearer
  • Live longer

Yoga is the best fitness regime for your body, heart, and mind, Yoga is the best therapy to keep your mind and body calm. Nothing else would help you calm your mind and heart as Yoga does when you are suffering stress and anxiety. Yoga is the practice for a healthy body, mind, soul, and heart.

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