International Day of Yoga
Yoga is an Indian physical, mental, and spiritual discipline that dates back thousands of years.
Yoga is a Sanskrit word that meaning "to connect" or "to merge," and it represents the integration of body and consciousness.
India proposed the draught resolution creating the International Day of Yoga, which was endorsed by a record number of 175 member states.
Yoga is thought to be an ancient discipline that originated in India 5,000 years ago. Yoga was created as a technique to unite the mind, body.
The date of June 21 was chosen because it is the Summer Solstice, the day of the year when there is the most sunlight.
The theme for this year's Yoga Day celebrations is "Yoga for Humanity," in keeping with this spirit.
The essence of yoga is balance - not just balance within the body or that between the mind and the body, but also balance in the human relationship with the world.
Mindfulness, moderation, discipline, and perseverance are all values emphasised in yoga. Yoga
Yoga has the potential to be a significant tool in humanity's collective struggle to promote a sustainable lifestyle in harmony with the planet.