International Yoga Day — this year’s theme is ‘Yoga for well-being’

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International Yoga Day — this year’s theme is ‘Yoga for well-being’
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The first International Yoga Day was observed on 21 June 2015 after the United Nations approved a resolution to devote a day to focus on the invaluable benefits of this holistic wellness system -- a gift of Indian tradition to humanity.

Earlier, the incumbent Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi had insisted upon the global community in a speech delivered at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 27 September 2014 that an International Yoga Day should be adopted to promote awareness about the benefits of yoga across the world.

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How is International Yoga Day Celebrated?

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International Yoga Day is a day to spread awareness about the invaluable benefits of yoga for the holistic wellness of humans. It is not a public holiday. NGOs, universities, schools and colleges organise special events on this day to spread the message and knowledge of yoga among the masses.

On the first International Yoga day, a global record was created by organising the largest yoga class ever. Yoga has its roots in India. However, for quite some time, yoga has been known to the international community with yoga classes offered by expert trainers in several countries.

International Yoga Day 2021 — theme

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International Yoga Day of this year will be celebrated on Monday, 21 June 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the way this day is celebrated has changed phenomenally. There will not be mass programmes and events to commemorate this day in 2021.

Year on year, a special theme is announced for the International Yoga Day. The theme for the International Yoga Day 2021 is 'Yoga for well-being'. This theme has been conceived to stress on the importance of the role of yoga in the care and treatment given to Covid-19 patients during the quarantine period. The implication of the theme ‘Yoga for well-being’ is to promote the awareness regarding how the practice of Yoga can help maintain and promote the holistic health of the body, mind and spirit of every human.

How to celebrate the International Yoga Day 2021

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Due to the prevailing restrictions because of the pandemic, public performances and events are not possible to commemorate the Yoga Day. However, in the lines of the theme ‘Yoga for well-being’, you can arrange yoga sessions with your family. Some other activities you can plan for the day are watching yoga classes online, educating your kids about the importance of yoga, sharing your knowledge and experience about Yoga on social media platforms, reading some articles about yoga, sharing the quotes and messages about yoga.


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