International Day of yoga is commonly known as yoga day. Yoga day is celebrated on 21st June Since the year of 2015. An international day of yoga was declared by united nations general assembly.
Yoga is spiritually, physically, a mental practice originated in India. The Indian prime minister of Narendra Modi in his UN address suggested the date 21 June as the 21 June is the longest day of the year.
The idea of international yoga day was first proposed by the current prime minister of India During his speech in United Nations general assembly on 27 September he stated that “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies the unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being.
It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well-being. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.”
The origins of yoga are shrouded in mystery mythology. Lord Shiva is considered as the father of ancient yoga while some historian claims that pantjali is the Father of modern yoga. By the 5th century, yoga was becoming well known and begun to appear in Vedic Scripture. The word Yoga is a Sanskrit word.