International Yoga Day, observed annually on June 21st, is a global celebration dedicated to highlighting the immense benefits of practicing yoga. This auspicious day serves as a reminder of the profound impact that yoga can have on our physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
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International Yoga Day
International Yoga Day 2023 is celebrated every year on June 21st to promote the numerous benefits of practicing yoga. The chosen date coincides with the summer solstice, the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. This day serves as a platform to raise awareness about the holistic approach to well-being that yoga offers. It highlights the importance of finding balance in our fast-paced, modern lives and encourages physical, mental, and spiritual harmony. Yoga fosters mindfulness, stress reduction, and overall health and vitality.
International Yoga Day Theme
The theme selected for this year’s International Day of Yoga 2023 is “Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,” which represents our shared desire for “One Earth, One Family, One Future.”
International Yoga Day Significance
International Yoga Day holds great significance as it aims to raise awareness about the myriad benefits of yoga for physical and mental health. Yoga, a mind-body practice with roots in ancient India, combines physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation.
International Yoga Day History
During his speech at the 69th session of the UN General Assembly in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi put forward the concept of a dedicated yoga day. On December 11, 2014, all 193 member states of the United Nations unanimously agreed to observe the International Day of Yoga on June 21.
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