International Yoga Day is also known as World Yoga Day. On 11th September 2014 there was a Universal Appeal, UN proclaimed International Yoga Day as 21 June by resolution 69/131.
The declaration was done after the call of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the United Nation General Assembly on 27th September 2014. He called United Nation General Assembly for adopting 21st June as an International Yoga Day. It was first ever in the history that initiative of any countries proposal passed in UN body within 90 days.
21st June is the longest Day in the North en Hemisphere regions, having special significance in many parts of the world. Adi Yogi is the first guru, who said to have begun the knowledge of yoga to the rest of mankind on this day.
Yoga in India is around 5,000 year old ancient practice in physical, mental and spiritual that originated in India. The word ‘Yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and it means yoga enables unity of mind, body and soul.
There are different forms of Yoga for our physical and mental health in different ways. Yoga should be practice by all human beings, it is necessary for all to have a healthy life, on daily basis yoga should be practiced in the early morning. Worldwide people celebrate this day by practicing yoga, meditation, training campus, yoga competitors etc.
This year the world will celebrate the fifth International Yoga Day.
World Yoga Day is celebrated by the people of more than 170 countries including China, US, Canada etc.
The best part is that Narendra Modi and United Nation General Assembly did not only marked 21st June as International Yoga Day but also made efforts to make this day success full worldwide. The first yoga day was celebrated at a large scale in India. Many personalities from the world participated in world yoga day. Since then it is celebrated with equal enthusiasm in the country as well as in other parts of the world.