Every year, the International Day of Yoga is celebrated on 21st June to promote global health, peace, and harmony. Yoga is a group of mental, physical, and spiritual practices that originated hundreds of years ago in ancient India. With the Covid-19 pandemic disrupting all spheres of life, the importance of this day has become even more prominent. Here is everything you need to know about the International Day of Yoga 2021.

Why is the International Day of Yoga celebrated on 21st June?

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first person to propose an International Yoga Day while delivering a speech at the United Nations General Assembly on 27th September 2014. Later that year, on 11th December, it got UN Declaration. One hundred seventy-seven nations co-sponsored the resolution.

Regarding the date for celebrating the International Day of Yoga, Mr. Narendra Modi again proposed 21st June. It is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, with particular significance in many parts of the world. The first International Yoga Day was observed on 21st June 2015.

The Theme for the International Day of Yoga 2021: Yoga for Well-Being

2020 was a year that made us realize the importance of our health. It also showed us why emotional and mental well-being is as crucial as a strong immunity. While some fell prey to the deadly Covid-19 virus, others suffered due to losing a loved one. Some even lost their families. People had to adapt to the new normal to stay safe. And the worst part, the pandemic has not ended yet. As they say, the show must go on; no matter how hard it is, we need to stand up again and start afresh. This time even stronger than ever!

The theme for the International Day of Yoga 2021 is based on this only. It’s all about the overall well-being of a person. The message is aimed at promoting the physical as well as mental well-being of a person through Yoga. When done correctly, Yoga can help boost your holistic health. It can calm your mind, benefit heart health, strengthen your body, improve balance and flexibility. But, the benefits don’t there as it helps you manage stress, sleep better, relieve chronic pain, and even ease arthritis symptoms!

In a nutshell, Yoga can help you make peace with your body and mind and help you live an active and healthy life. So, start investing in your health right now and live a happy and long life.

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