International Day of Yoga
International Day of Yoga, or commonly and unofficially referred to as Yoga Day, is celebrated annually on 21 June since its inception in 2015.
The Prime Minister of India , Narendra Modi in his UN address suggested the date of 21 June, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares a special significance in many parts of the world.
Following an initial proposal, the UNGA held informal consultations on the draft resolution entitled "International Day of Yoga", on 14 October 2014. The consultations were convened by the delegation of India. After which, The international day for yoga was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
In 2015 Reserve Bank of India issued a 10 rupees commemorative coin to mark the International Day of Yoga
2019 Theme: Climate Action
Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice originated in India.
Yoga is very necessary and beneficial for all human beings if it is practiced by all on daily basis in the early morning.
The benefits of Yoga include :-
· 1) Increased muscle strength and tone
· 2) Increased flexibility
· 3) Improved respiration,energy and vitality
· 4) Maintaining a balanced metabolism
· 5) Weight reduction
· 6) Cardio and circulatory health
7) Improved athletic performance