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World Yoga Day Celebrated on 21st June Every Year

World Yoga Day is celebrated on 21st June every year. World Yoga Day is also called as International Day of Yoga. This day is celebrated to raise the awareness of practising yoga and its benefits.

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World Yoga Day was celebrated for the first time on 21 June 2015. The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi was the person to take the lead to celebrate yoga at international level by delivering a speech which is related to the benefits and importance of Yoga in our daily life on 27 September 2014 in the United Nations General Assembly.  The proposal to celebrate the “International Yoga Day” on 21 June in the United States was approved by 193 members on 11th December 2014 and then it was officially declared to celebrate this day every year. The motto of Yoga is not only to heal the body but also to freshen our mind, body and soul. It facilitates the association between ourselves and Mother Nature, taking us closer to our real selves. This year, the 6th International Yoga Day will be celebrated with the theme “Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family”.

History of World Yoga Day:

The word 'yoga' was derived from Sanskrit which means to join or to unite – to unite breathe with the body and the union of our self with the divine. It is said that Yoga began in India in the pre-Vedic times about five thousand years ago. Since thousands of years, Yoga has become a part of the Indian lifestyle and is considered an important part of India's culture and heritage. Yoga has the power to unite the entire human race as it has the properties of both physical elements of humanity and spiritual encouragement. It is an ideal combination of knowledge, action and devotion that gives peace, confidence, calmness and courage to people through which they can do other works in a better way.

In 1893, Swami Vivekananda introduced yoga to the Western world in the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, America. After that, many eastern gurus and yogis spread the importance of yoga throughout the world and people also started understanding the significance of yoga and practising it. Previously only the short time benefits of yoga were known to everyone but when yoga began to be studied in the form of a subject, and then it came out that there are long-term benefits of yoga. From the past a few years, Yoga has become a part of life for many people across the world.

On 21 June 2015, the first International Yoga Day was celebrated all over the world with “Synergy” as the main theme at Rajpath in New Delhi and the arrangements were made by Ministry of AYUSH. Narendra Modi along with the dignitaries from 84 nations participated in these celebrations and performed 21 yoga asanas under the supervision of trainers has established two Guinness world records. The first record was for being the world’s largest yoga class with 35,985 people practising yoga and the second record was for having a maximum number of participating nationalities(84). The NCC Cadets who participated in this event entered into “Limca book of  Records” for biggest yoga performance at the same time by a single uniformed youth organisation" by conducting at various places.

The second International Yoga Day was celebrated in the year 2016 in Chandigarh's Capitol Complex with almost 30000 people including students, elderly, physically challenged people and trainers performing yoga. The third International Yoga Day was celebrated in 2017 in Lucknow with 51,000 participants with the theme “Yoga for Health”. The fourth International Yoga Day was celebrated in 2018 at the Forest Research Institute in Dehradun with about 50,000 volunteers with the theme “Yoga for Peace”. On this day, Kota in Rajasthan entered into Guinness World Record as almost 100,000 people gathered and performed yoga together in a yoga session held at Kota. The fifth International Yoga Day was celebrated in 2019 with the theme “Yoga for Heart” in Ranchi where almost 40,000 people attended the program.

Reason for celebrating International Yoga Day on June 21st:

Scientifically this is the day of the Summer solstice. On this day, the Earth’s North Pole is leaned towards the sun; hence the sun begins to move from North to South. This day is the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere and many countries celebrate this day with festivals.

In Indian Mythology, this day is considered as an auspicious day and is considered as the start of Yogic Science. It is also said that the Adiyogi, the first yogi started his journey towards South and he saw 7 sages for the first time on this day who later became his primary followers. It is believed that 21st June is the day to pay respect or honour to the Sadgurus. The summer solstice is also believed as an auspicious day in Indian mythology as it marks an event that could be considered the start of Yogic science.

Benefits of Yoga:

Yoga has various benefits if we practise it regularly. It keeps us physically and mentally fit. It helps to keep away the bad ailments of our body and mind thus freshening our mind and body.

Some of the benefits of performing yoga are:

Concentration: Yoga helps to improve the skill of focusing on a single thing without getting distracted. Yoga keeps our mind calm and peace and free from negative thoughts and a calm mind is essential for focusing on things. Hence, practising yoga regularly improves the level of concentration thus sharpening our mind and improving our intelligence.Flexibility: Performing different asanas and postures by stretching our body helps in increasing the muscles strength and body flexibility. Surya Namaskar with a set of 12 asanas helps us in improving our physical health. It is one of the best yoga practises and a very good way as it reduces blood sugar, helps in weight loss, strengths back and muscles and also improves metabolism and blood circulation in the body.

Relieve Pain: Researches also proved that performing yoga asanas regularly reduces chronic pains, reduces stiffness in muscles and also body pains. It also helps in maintaining body weight.

Breathing: Regularly performing respiration related asanas such as taking slow and deep breaths improve the respiration system in the body and help in healing the respiration related problems and increases the oxygen passage in the body.

Mental health: Doing yoga regularly not only improves the physical condition of a person but also improves the mental condition of that person by keeping his/her negative thoughts away. It also makes a person look at the positive side of life.

Controlling emotions and stress: Yoga also helps in controlling our emotions and relieves from stress, pressure, depression, anxiety and insomnia. Thus it helps in avoiding the bad effects of these on mind and body. This indirectly improves the cardio system and can overcome other health-related issues thus improving one’s health condition.

Self-discipline: Self-discipline is very important for any person to achieve his life goals. To achieve goals in a proper way we need to maintain mental and physical discipline. We need to show positive energy towards the work we do and our lifestyle. Yoga helps in improving the self-discipline and self-awareness and it also connects us to nature so that the association between nature and humans increase and also gives us inner peace.

How do people celebrate World Yoga Day?

Programs are conducted nation-wide to increase awareness of the benefits of performing yoga.People gather in parks or halls to practise yoga under the guidance of yoga trainers. Many people voluntarily join the events to make the event successful.

Different events are conducted in schools and colleges on the occasion of World Yoga Day. With the help of these events, knowledge of the advantages of yoga must be conveyed to the students. Students must be encouraged to start practising yoga with simple asanas at home regularly that helps in improving concentration and also remain healthy. People are advised to practise yoga in a group with friends or family members so that it becomes more interesting and gives more benefits.

It is believed that Yoga is medicine for many diseases. Practising yoga regularly helps one to improve physically and mentally and also gives positive energy to do things in a positive and better way.

"Practice Yoga and Stay healthy."


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