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Importance of International Yoga Day- 2021

The International Day of Yoga is celebrated on June 21st to promote awareness of the numerous advantages of yoga practice across the world. The day is arranged by India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN). It is now performed in various forms all around the world and is growing in popularity.

The theme of the International Day of Yoga 2021 is “Yoga at home and Yoga with Family“.

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Yoga embodies the unity of mind, body, thought, and action in a holistic approach valued for our health and well-being. Those who practice yoga and meditation regularly tend to lead a better and healthier lifestyle.

The first Yoga Day celebrations took place in Rajpath, New Delhi, where Prime Minister Modi and other dignitaries performed 21 yoga asanas, setting two Guinness World Records. The first International Day of Yoga was celebrated in India in the Rajpath, where Prime Minister Modi and dignitaries from 84 countries participated in the promotion of 21 yoga asanas.

The first International Yoga Day was organized by the Ministry of Ayush, Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy. The event earned India two Guinness World Records, one for the world’s largest yoga class with 35,985 participants and the other for the participation of people from 84 nationalities. The United Nations declared International Yoga Day 2021 in 2014 after public demand was high.

The celebration of the International Day of Yoga promotes the practice of yoga on an international level. It conveys to people all over the world an ethical message of peace, tolerance, and spiritual enlightenment. It preserves the benefits that can be derived from daily yoga and meditation practice.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the idea of dedicating a day to yoga and its practice in 2014. Modi and the United Nations are credited with creating International Yoga Day.

In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that yoga embodies the unity of mind and body, thought and action, restraint, and fulfillment, harmony between man and nature, and a holistic approach to health and well-being. In his speech, the Prime Minister said that Yoga embodies the unity of mind, body, thought, action and restraint, fulfillment and harmony between man and nature and a holistic approach to health and well-being.

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