International Yoga Day 2022: Know its historical past, theme and significance

New Delhi: International Day of Yoga has been celebrated every year on June 21 since 2015.  Yoga originated in historic India, and is a bunch of bodily, psychological and non secular workout routines that entails aware and managed respiratory and numerous physique actions to rejuvenate the physique and calm the thoughts. Claiming that yoga presents a path for sustainable dwelling, UN in its reward of the traditional train wrote, “The essence of yoga is steadiness – not simply steadiness inside the physique or that between the thoughts and the physique, but additionally steadiness within the human relationship with the world. Yoga emphasises the values of mindfulness, moderation, self-discipline and perseverance. When utilized to communities and societies, Yoga presents a path for sustainable dwelling”.


The concept to have a UN-mandated day to have fun Yoga was propounded by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014 on the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), throughout his speech. 

“Yoga is a useful reward of India’s historic custom. It embodies unity of thoughts and physique; thought and motion; restraint and fulfilment; concord between man and nature; a holistic method to well being and well-being. It shouldn’t be about train however to find the sense of oneness with your self, the world and the character. By altering our life-style and creating consciousness, it may possibly assist in nicely being. Let us work in direction of adopting an International Yoga Day,” Modi had stated.

Later the initiative was backed by a staggering 177 nations, resulting in June 21 being declared as ‘International Day of Yoga’.


This 12 months’s theme for International Day of Yoga is ‘Yoga for Humanity’. It is in order the train kind is instrumental in growing power and resilience. Yoga helps in increase psycho-physiological well being and managing day by day stress.


Yoga promotes holistic wellbeing and may be practised by anybody because it doesn’t require any costly health club machines. The train kind, notably helped folks throughout the peak of COVID-19 pandemic. “People around the globe embraced yoga to remain wholesome and rejuvenated and to battle social isolation and melancholy throughout the pandemic. Yoga can also be enjoying a major function within the psycho-social care and rehabilitation of Covid-19 sufferers in quarantine and isolation. It is especially useful in allaying their fears and anxiousness,” writes the UN.

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