International Yoga Day 2023

History, Date, Theme and Interesting Facts of International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day is an occasion celebrated on June 21 to recognize the divine power of yoga that the world has witnessed over the 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.

History of International Yoga Day

It is quite amazing to note that the history of yoga is centuries old. The practice of yoga is age-old and was likely to have originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. This practice was adopted by people since ancient times to connect the body with the mind and soul as well as for enlightenment. Later, with the popularity of yoga in the western countries, it was adopted by people as a way of relaxation and form of exercise that works towards the well-being of the body.

Some facts about Yoga and Yoga Day

1. There are over 2,00,000 yoga instructors      in India

2. There are over one hundred styles and      poses of yoga

3. The yoga mat was invented in 1982

4. Yoga is an earliest form of art that      refreshes the mind and soothes the      body

When is International Yoga Day in 2023?

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.

When is International Yoga Day in 2023?

1. Yoga’s existence goes back to 200 BCE     when it was first reported

2. On September 27, 2014 PM Narendra Modi     and several other Indian delegates      proposed the initiation of International      Yoga Day

3. On June 21, 2015, Yoga Day was first      celebrated in India with the       participation of 36,000 people

4. On June 21, 2018 India witnessed the      largest congregation on yoga day with      the participation of over 100,000 people

Which Edition is 2023 International Yoga Day in India?

This will be the 9th 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.

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

The first year celebration saw 36,000 participants, including Prime Minister Modi, practicing yoga in New Delhi for 35 minutes. Since then, it's been celebrated globally.

Reasons to Practice Yoga Daily

Many reasons to practice yoga on International Yoga Day and beyond:

– 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.

Why is International Yoga Day Significant?

– Yoga is all-inclusive as people across all      religions and nationalities can participate      and practice yoga

– Yoga helps in managing stress, which is      one of factors that add to numerous      diseases

– Yoga gives you mental peace and      calmness by relieving stress

– Yoga practice on a regular basis is good      for your health as it helps in reducing      weight and increase flexibility

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