International Day of Yoga 21 June

International Day of Yoga 21 June

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It is believed that the practice of Yoga can bring happiness, health, and peace from within, and increases the sense of connection between one’s own inner awareness and the world outside.

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2022 theme: Yoga to benefit humanity

The COVID-19 epidemic has been an unimaginable human tragedy. Beyond the immediate effects on health and physical well-being, The COVID-19 epidemic has caused psychological distress and mental health issues such as anxiety and depression because of the restrictions that were imposed in various forms across several nations. This has brought to light the urgent necessity of addressing the mental health aspects of the epidemic along with the physical health implications.


The world has been embracing yoga to keep fit and rejuvenated, and to combat depression and social isolation during the epidemic. Yoga can also play an important role in the psychosocial care and rehabilitation of patients suffering from COVID-19 in isolation and quarantine. It is especially helpful in relieving anxiety and fears.


Alongside the human suffering In addition to human suffering, this COVID-19 epidemic has revealed some of the weaknesses in the developmental and economic models of nations around the globe. The future prosperity of the world requires that member states build differently when they recover from the COVID-19 epidemic.


The core of yoga lies in balance. It’s not only balance within the body, or among the mind and body as well as harmony in our relationship with the rest of our world. Yoga stresses the importance of mindfulness as well as moderation, discipline, and perseverance. If applied to communities or communities, Yoga offers a path to a sustainable lifestyle.


Yoga is an essential tool in the global humanitarian effort to create sustainable living that is harmonious with the Earth. In line with this ideal, the theme of the upcoming Yoga Day celebrations is “Yoga for Humanity.”


2022 event

Learn Yoga by the Masters

The Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations invites you to celebrate this year’s 8th International Yoga Day on 20 June 2022 between 5:45 – 7:15 in the evening EST on the North Lawn of UN Headquarters in New York, featuring a presentation as well as a yoga class. Find the schedule.

Live stream live online UN WebTV.




Yoga: The World of Yoga

The Permanent Mission of India to the UN exhibits ” The World of Yoga” exhibition at the UN Delegates entry point starting 21 June to the 1st of July in 2022. The digital exhibition provides a glimpse of the celebrations that take place annually on the Day and provides a standard collection of Yoga practices, referred to as the “Common Yoga Protocol’, which is a great beginning point for those who are just beginning to begin their journey into the rewarding world of Yoga.



What exactly is Yoga and why should we do it?

Yoga is a renowned spiritual, mental, and physical practice that began in India. The word “yoga” originates from Sanskrit and refers to joining or uniting and symbolizes the union of the body and mind.


It is now widely practiced all over the globe and continues to gain popularity.


Recognizing the universal appeal of yoga, on December 11, 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga by resolution 69/131.


The International Day of Yoga aims to increase awareness around the world about the numerous benefits of doing yoga.


The resolution to establish an International Day of Yoga was created by India and was accepted by record 175 member states. The idea was first proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech during the opening address of this year’s 69th session General Assembly, in which Modi said: “Yoga is an invaluable benefit from our ancient traditions. Yoga brings together body and mind, thoughts and actions. it is a holistic method that is beneficial for our health and wellbeing. Yoga isn’t just about fitness; it’s an opportunity to experience the feeling of being one with your body, your surroundings, and nature.”


The resolution highlights “the importance of people and groups making healthier choices and adhering to the right lifestyle habits to promote healthy living.” In this context, it is noted that the World Health Organization has also asked its member countries to aid their citizens in reducing the amount of physical activity, which ranks one of the top 10 leading causes of death across the globe and is a major risk factor in non-communicable diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.


However, yoga is much more than simply a physical exercise. According to one of the most well-known students, former B. K. S. Iyengar, “Yoga cultivates the techniques of maintaining an enlightened attitude throughout day-to-day life, and teaches skill in the execution of one’s actions.”

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