India's proposed draft resolution was backed by a record 177 member States. Prime Minister Modi, during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, said: Yoga is an invaluable gift from the ancient tradition of India. For International Yoga Day, people around the world are ready to take off their yoga mats and start exercising, but they may not know that yoga dates back centuries. Yoga is considered to be an ancient practice that originated 5000 years ago in India.
Yoga was developed as a way of interconnecting the mind, body and soul to approach enlightenment. As the practice became popular in the West, it became popular as a method of exercise and relaxation, with claims to aid the body's overall well-being, alleviate physical injuries and chronic pain. Every year, on June 21, the world gathers to celebrate the International Day of Yoga. The day aims to spread awareness of the benefits of spiritual and physical practice that had begun in ancient India.
It was suggested that June 21 would be the date to celebrate yoga, since it is also the day of the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. Summer Solstice Matters in Many Cultures. On June 21, the International Day of Yoga is celebrated annually to celebrate the ancient Indian art of healthy living. Translated as “unity” from Sanskrit, Yoga intends to unite body and mind to bring harmony.
At the UN General Assembly, Narendra Modi said that yoga is an invaluable gift from the ancient Indian tradition. Early estimates state that yoga was practiced in pre-Vedic India, which dates back to 3000 BC. C. A selection panel of around 150 yoga experts nominated by the Ministry of Ayush and a 15-member evaluation jury in India nominated by the National Institutes and the Council for the screening of the uploaded videos.
Even yoga began to be studied in the form of a subject, and later it was discovered that yoga has long-term benefits. Overall, it received the support of 177 countries, the largest number of co-sponsors of any UN resolution, proclaiming June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. After that, many oriental gurus and yogis spread yoga all over the world and, on a large scale, people began to accept it. Yoga is also very important for building strength and resilience and is a fantastic tool for stress management.
Maharishi Patanjali's contribution to India is important; he has codified and organized yoga postures or practices in the Yoga Sutras. People around the world embraced yoga to stay healthy and rejuvenated and to fight social isolation and depression during the pandemic. Utsav Yoga, celebrated as part of World Health Day, also included the participation of the spokesman of Lok Sabha, Om Birla, parliamentarians, ambassadors of several countries and exponents of yoga in the realization of the Common Yoga Protocol. Select Citywalk, an elegant shopping mall in South Delhi, is hosting yoga sessions with a guru named H.
H. Yogiraj Dr. Om Prakash ji Maharaj on June 21. A petition initiated on 18 June by Ayesha Kidwai, JNU's linguistics faculty, raised questions about the mandatory observance of the International Day of Yoga for government officials and schools. Therefore, with the aim of reminding people across the country of the benefits of Yoga, and encouraging lasting public interest in it, it is advisable that this year maximum use be made of digital, virtual and electronic platforms, to spread the message of IDY.
On September 14, 1999, Guru Dileepji moved to New York City and began promoting World Yoga Day. The essence of yoga is balance, not only balance within the body or between mind and body, but also balance in the human relationship with the world. The next full moon, 28 days later, Shiva became the Adiguru (the first teacher) and transmitted the science of yoga to the Saptarishis. .