More than 36,000 people celebrate India's first Yoga Day. 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. According to its famous practitioner BKS Iyengar, “Yoga cultivates ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in daily life and provides the ability to perform one's own actions.
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. Yoga also plays an important role in the psychosocial care and rehabilitation of patients with COVID-19 in quarantine and isolation. The International Day of Yoga set two records, one Guinness world record for the largest yoga class in one place and the other for the largest number of nationalities that have participated. Yoga is considered not only a form of physical exercise, but it is credited to be a practice that allows spiritual and mental well-being.
Prime Minister Modi proposed that June 21 be chosen to celebrate the International Day of Yoga, as it marks the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the longest day of the year and considered auspicious in many cultures. The United Nations theme for this year is “Yoga for Wellness”, which takes into account how the practice can promote the holistic health of each individual. After this, on the day of the summer solstice, when the sun changed from north to south, Shiva realized these 7 beings, he could no longer ignore them. UNICEF says that children can practice many yoga poses without any risk and reap the same benefits as adults.
The official press release explicitly stated: “The book clearly states that yoga has nothing to do with religion and is universally accepted. Iyengar, “Yoga cultivates ways to maintain a balanced attitude in daily life and endows skill in performing one's actions. Early estimates state that yoga was practiced in pre-Vedic India, which dates back to 3000 BC. C.
The Day will be celebrated at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter the lives and livelihoods of people around the world. The draft resolution establishing the International Day of Yoga was proposed by India and supported by a record number of 175 member States. 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.