Revealed: THIS is the reason how 21st June came to be celebrated as International Yoga Day

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Published by Amrit Santlani on 20 Jun 2019

India is a land of diverse and rich culture. The invention of the zero by Aryabhatta was not the only thing that we gave to this world. Apart from our lip-smacking cuisine, silk stocking arts, and crafts or a plethora of languages, our country has always been on the forefront. However, beyond these, we now have Yoga which is spreading like wildfire across the globe.

As you might know, Yoga originated in India is almost five thousand years old. It is a practice which brings the soul and mind to peace and makes the body extremely flexible and healthy. Nowadays, more and more foreigners taking this practice up.

The beauty of yoga is that it helps in curing many diseases both internally and any physical injury. Back on 11th December 2014, the United Nations General Assembly announced, International Yoga Day to be celebrated on June 21st. Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the many benefits of Yoga during a UN Assembly.

He said, “The date is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world.” Not just that, the summer solstice is also extremely important as it marks the start of Yogic science.

Every year, Yoga day is celebrated in accordance with a new theme. June 2015 was Yoga for harmony and peace. June 2016 was themed, “Connect for youth”, June 2016 was themed, “Yoga for Heart”. June 2017 was themed “Yoga for Peace” and June 2019 – which is this year is again themed “Yoga for Climate Action”.

Many who practise Yoga preach it and speak at length about how this practise has transformed them both mentally and physically. Not just that they also feel connected to their soul and can focus much better in life.

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