In December 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared the commencement of the celebration of Yoga to commemorate its health benefits. Thus, every year 21st June is celebrated as the International Day of Yoga. The first International Yoga Day was celebrated on 21st June 2015 and this year, we will be celebrating the 8th Yoda Day. Do you know every Yoga Day has a theme? To know more such interesting facts about International Yoga Day 2022, read on to this blog!
Importance of International Yoga Day 2022
Yoga has been practiced in India since the 5th century. However, western countries have recently started practicing it. During the pandemic, yoga became an antidote for those suffering from viral diseases. It not only helps one in releasing and managing stress but also helps them have a stronger immune system and flexible body. Yoga keeps the mind and body balance intact.
Since there are countless benefits of practicing yoga, the International Day of Yoga is mainly celebrated to create awareness about the same. On International Yoga Day, people across the nation gather in groups to practice Yoga and celebrate the day in common grounds, community halls, schools, colleges, offices, and yoga centers. Our PM Mr. Narendr Modi will lead the main event of the International Day of Yoga at Mysore, Karnataka.
History of International Yoga Day 2022
Popular yoga guru Shri Shri Ravi Shankar conveyed the idea of a worldwide celebration of yoga on a particular day to PM Mr. Narendra Modi. Our PM then presented the idea to the UN committee along with how the day would be ideal to propagate the health benefits of yoga to the whole world.
Almost 175 nations in the UN committee including the USA, Canada, China, etc voted for the motion. The International Yoga Day resolution had the highest number of promoters. Thus, in 2014, the United Nations took the decision in favor of promoters, and 21st June was declared as the International Day of Yoga. The Ministry of AYUSH conducts this day and organizes a variety of activities to celebrate this day.
Theme of International Yoga Day 2022
If you are searching for an International Yoga Day 2022 theme, then you have come to the right place. This year’s theme for the International Day of Yoga is ‘Yoga for Humanity’. Going through pandemics has not only been challenging for our physical health but it has taken a toll on our mental health as well. Leading to an increase in health problems like depression and anxiety. Thus, the importance to address mental health issues was raised massively, and adapting to yoga in such a scenario became the need of the hour. Yoga is the key to a healthy and rejuvenated mind and body.
The essence of yoga balances, not only mind and body but also human relationship and the world. Values like discipline, moderation, perseverance, and mindfulness; when catered through yoga and applied to community and society offer sustainable living.
How to Celebrate International Day of Yoga with UniApply?
UniApply presents Yoga Se Hi Hoga! Participate in our International Yoga Day 2022 contest and show us how fine your skills are!
Our #YogaSeHiHoga21st June 2022 competition will be held on 21st June 2022 in which you can participate in the following categories:
- Flex It: Show us how honed your child’s Surya Namaskar skills are. Send us photos/videos of them doing Surya Namaskar and submit the entry within their name.
- La Familia: Do you like having yoga sessions as Fam-Jam? Show us how chill your fam-jams are by sending us photos/videos of your family doing a yoga asana and submitting the entry within their name.
- Super30: Are you the Guru Dronachary and Eklavya Jodi of your school? Send us photos/videos of how your tuning is with your student or group of students and submit the entry within your name.
You can also attach a video of your child explaining ‘What do you mean by Yoga for Humanity?’
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So put on your Yoga pants and grab that mat! Hurry Up!! Registration ends soon!!