International Yoga Day 2022: Revive Yourself with Yoga on this 21st June – International Yoga Day


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Do you know when is International Yoga Day celebrated? Do you know when the first International Yoga Day was observed in India? Let’s learn about the significance of this day in this blog.

When is International Yoga Day in 2022?

International Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21 every year, which is just round the corner. The main event of this year  is going to be held in Mysuru, Karnataka and is likely to see the active participation of thousands.

Which Edition is 2022 International Yoga Day in India?

This will be the 8th Edition of the International Yoga Day, which was first celebrated on 21 June 2015. On September 27, 2014, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed the idea of International Yoga Day in the UN General Assembly while introducing a resolution to ascertain June 21 as the International Yoga Day. The proposal was appreciated and approved by 177 countries.

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How Many People Participate in First Year (21 June 2015) in India?

The celebration on the first year saw the participation of over 36,000 people, including Prime Minister Modi who practiced different yoga asanas in New Delhi for 35 minutes. Since then the day has been celebrated around the globe.

What is the Theme of International Yoga Day 2022?

The theme of International Yoga Day, 2022 is ‘Yoga for Humanity’.

Along with being a significant form of exercise to stay active on a daily basis, yoga has given the world the spiritual expertise through meditation and various postures. Yoga has served as the best way to connect mind, body and soul for thousands of years.

What is the History of Yoga?

Yoga in India originated over 5,000 years ago. Thus, it is an ancient form of exercise and meditation that was practiced as a way to get closer to enlightenment. Later, with its gaining popularity yoga found its place as a form of exercise and relaxation. Celebration is done every year with great passion and zeal with the participation of thousands of people in India.

Reasons to Practice Yoga Daily

There are numerous reasons to practice yoga on this International Yoga Day and beyond as mentioned below:

  • The first reason, of course, is to practice yoga for health and wellness.
  • To practice it as a form of exercise to stay fit.
  • One can learn yoga to make it a profession as a yoga instructor.
  • Yoga improves balance, flexibility and enhances strength.
  • It helps in relieving back pain.
  • Yoga eases the symptoms of arthritis.
  • It is beneficial for heart health.
  • Yoga relaxes the body and enhances better sleep.
  • It also augments energy and mood.
  • Yoga can be practiced to manage stress.
  • Yoga allows you to have self care.
  • Yoga also has many scientific benefits.

Practicing yoga can be started at any point in life. For beginners, you can look for yoga centers/studios offering yoga classes to learn the postures initially. You can also practice yoga at home looking at video tutorials or through online yoga classes.

The fact that it doesn’t require too many equipment or tools to practice yoga makes it all the more viable option. All you need is to wear flexible clothes to make it easy to practice the postures along with a yoga mat.

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So, now you know which day is celebrated as International day of yoga and also about the health benefits of yoga. So, you must start your day with few a yoga asanas or practice yoga anytime during the day when you are free. With 35-45 minutes of yoga every day, you can see results in the form of better health, sleep, mood and much more. So, start practicing yoga with your family and close ones to keep healthy.

Further, this year being the 75th Independence Day of India, the country is going to celebrate the International Yoga Day with a unique theme. 75 iconic sites in India will showcase yoga with mass participation along with different states arranging such events at the state level.


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