International Yoga Day: Know theme, history of International Yoga Day 2022

International Yoga Day 2022: 

The 8th International Yoga Day is being celebrated across the world including India today. On this occasion, people all over the world are gathering and doing yoga and are working to spread awareness about yoga among the people. Yoga is very important to keep the body healthy. Yoga keeps a person healthy, as well as staying fit, he attains a long life. Seeing the importance of yoga in human life, since 2015, International Yoga Day is being celebrated all over the world on June 21.

Theme of International Yoga Day 2022

Every year a new theme is kept on Yoga Day, about which people are very excited. According to the information received by the Ministry of AYUSH, this year the theme ‘Yoga for Humanity’ has been chosen. Which means Yoga for Humanity. Keeping this theme in mind this year, Yoga Day will be celebrated all over the world.

History of International Yoga Day

The celebration of International Yoga Day was started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the year 2015. Prime Minister Modi had proposed to celebrate Yoga Day in the meeting of the United Nations. On 11 December 2014, it was announced that every year 21 June would be celebrated as International Yoga Day. In fact, on 27 September 2014, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi had called for celebrating Yoga Day across the world in the Joint General Assembly. The United Nations General Assembly accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposal. On 11 December 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared 21 June as International Yoga Day.

Why is World Yoga Day celebrated on June 21?

The main reason behind this is that, June 21 is the longest day of the Northern Hemisphere, which is also known as the summer solstice. According to Indian tradition, the sun is Dakshinayan after the summer solstice. It is believed that the time of Surya Dakshinayana is beneficial for attaining spiritual accomplishments. Along with this, people’s life is also prolonged by doing yoga. Keeping this in view, Yoga Day is celebrated every year on 21st June. The first International Day of Yoga was celebrated on June 21 2015.

importance of yoga in human life

Yoga is very important for peace of body and mind. Doing yoga keeps the body healthy. Also yoga has a positive effect on human life. By doing yoga daily, physical and mental diseases stay away. To reduce the increasing stress and the problems arising out of lifestyle can be overcome with yoga. By doing yoga, the body becomes strong. Yoga increases physical and mental energy.

People doing yoga are better than other people in terms of immunity as well as being fit. In view of this, other people have also started doing yoga while taking care of their own health. Along with this, including the stars of Bollywood world, PM Modi himself is also seen motivating people towards fitness by doing yoga.


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