International Yoga Day: Why is Yoga Day Celebrated on 21st June? Learn Here

International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day 2022: Yoga keeps a person healthy, as well as staying fit, he attains a long life. Seeing the importance of yoga in human life, since 2015, International Yoga Day is being celebrated all over the world on 21st June. 8th International Yoga Day will be celebrated this year. On this day people from all over the world gather and celebrate Yoga Day from place to place. On the day of International Yoga Day, there is a purpose to spread awareness about yoga among the people. To keep the body healthy, it is necessary to do yoga.

History of International Yoga Day

The celebration of International Yoga Day was started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the year 2015. Prime Minister Modi had proposed to celebrate Yoga Day in the meeting of the United Nations. On 11 December 2014, it was announced that every year 21 June would be celebrated as International Yoga Day. In fact, on 27 September 2014, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi called for celebrating Yoga Day across the world in the Joint General Assembly. The United Nations General Assembly accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposal. On 11 December 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared 21 June as the International Day of Yoga. Read Here: Trending News.

Why is World Yoga Day Celebrated on 21st June?

The main reason behind this is that June 21 is the longest day of the Northern Hemisphere, which is also known as the summer solstice. According to Indian tradition, the sun is Dakshinayan after the summer solstice. It is believed that the time of Surya Dakshinayana is beneficial for attaining spiritual accomplishments. Along with this, people’s life is also prolonged by doing yoga. In view of this, Yoga Day is celebrated every year on the 21st of June. The first International Yoga Day was celebrated on 21 June 2015.

Importance of Yoga in Human life

Yoga is very important for peace of body and mind. Doing yoga keeps the body healthy. Also yoga has a positive effect on human life. By doing yoga daily, physical and mental diseases stay away. To reduce the increasing stress and the problems arising out of lifestyle can be overcome with yoga. By doing yoga, the body becomes strong. Yoga increases physical and mental energy.

People doing yoga are better than other people in terms of immunity as well as being fit. In view of this, other people have also started doing yoga while taking care of their own health. Along with this, including the stars of the Bollywood world, PM Modi himself is also seen motivating people towards fitness by doing yoga.

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