Authorities said they chose the date because it is the longest day and it is considered important in many parts of the world. The truth is that there are two solstices or days with the longest period of sunlight, 2 days ago. 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.
The date of June 21 was chosen, since it is the summer solstice, the day when there is the most sun outside every other day of the year. 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. June 21, also known as the summer solstice, was chosen as the International Day of Yoga because it is the longest day of the year. Maharishi Patanjali's contribution to India is important; he has codified and organized yoga postures or practices in the Yoga Sutras.
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 international community celebrates June 21 as the International Day of Yoga, recognizing the many benefits of the ancient Indian practice of yoga. Even yoga began to be studied in the form of a subject, and later it was discovered that yoga has long-term benefits. On September 14, 1999, Guru Dileepji moved to New York City and began promoting World Yoga Day.
International days and weeks are occasions to educate the public on topics of interest, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce humanity's achievements. In keeping with this spirit, the theme of this year's Yoga Day celebrations is “Yoga for Humanity. The summer solstice is important in yogic culture, since it is considered the very beginning 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.
Iyengar, “Yoga cultivates ways to maintain a balanced attitude in daily life and endows skill in performing one's actions. The term “yoga” was coined from two Sanskrit words: “Yuj, which means together” and “Yujir, which means “to unite”. This year, the main attraction of DIY observation will be the “Guardian Ring”, through which yoga celebrations taking place around the world will be transmitted throughout Yoga Day. In 1893, Swami Vivekananda addressed the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, United States, where he introduced yoga to the Western world.