Who started yoga day and Why International Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21?
Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice which was developed in Ancient time in India. This practice makes you healthy and mentally strong.
Seeing the goodness of health and mental benefits, Prime Minister Narendra Modi started Yoga Day on 21 June 2015.So that people get aware of this practice and include it in their daily life.
There are 84 Asanas in yoga. All asana has its different quality-related health. It also handles different mental problem like anxiety, depression, mental sickness etc.
This morning exercise has many benefits if we include it in our daily life. Yoga day is an awareness program introduced by PM Narendra Modi to aware people of its goodness, and they include this exercise in their daily life.
By this step of PM people take part in this program and get aware of the yoga benefits. Schools, college and many health Institute started yoga programs and teaches its benefits. This good step was taken by PM.
Which is the International Yoga Day?
International Yoga Day has been celebrated on 21 June since 2015. This idea is first proposed by the current PM Narendra Modi. During his speech at the United National General Assembly (UNGA), in September 2014.
He tells the about of Yoga and Its Benefits. He Stated: Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition.
It embodies unity of mind and body; Thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; Harmony between man and nature; A holistic approach to health and well-being.
Changing our lifestyle and building consciousness, can help in well-being. Let us work towards adopting International Yoga Day. Narendra Modi, UN General Assembly’s speech gives the message to discover yourself in the world of nature.
Why is International Yoga day celebrated on 21 June?
On 11 December 2014, India’s permanent Representative Ashok Mukherji introduced the draft resolution in the United Nations General Assembly.
The draft is supported by many leaders globally. A total of 177 nation supported this resolution. Which is the highest number that ever supported by a UNGA Resolution of such nature.
The date was proposing is 21 June. In this PM Modi said the date was the longest day of the year in the mass northern hemisphere (shortest in the southern hemisphere), having special significance in many parts of the world. From the perspective of yoga, the summer solstice is known as Guru Purnima.
The UN understands the yoga benefits, and several leaders of the spiritual movement in India voiced their support for their initiative.
Why International Day Yoga celebrated?
PM Narendra Modi has taken the step to take Yoga practice worldwide. Yoga is good for weight reduce, mental health, anxiety, depression, and it has 0 side effect.
Yoga is India’s oldest technique developed by Rishis and Munis for humankind. In India Modi has boosted this oldest technique, so that all can take advantage of Yoga.
After seeing its good result in India, Modi thoughts to Introduce Yoga worldwide. So, he proposes to the UN, and makes it Internationally known.
India’s permanent representative Ashok Mukherji introduced the draft in United General Assembly and get it approved by all the 177 countries at once.
The day and date are also related to the event. It’s 21 June, because Modi said that the date was the longest day of the year in the mass northern hemisphere ( shortest in the southern hemisphere). It has special significance in many parts of the world.
Is International Yoga day celebrated across the world?
Yes, this day is celebrated across the world. The UNGA has approved it as an International day on 21 June. The draft resolution of Yoga has introduced in the United Nations General Assembly. The draft text received by the board and supported by 177 members. Which was adopted without a vote. This was the big achievement of India that its Yoga Asana has approved by UNGA. Now the goodness of Yoga will be known, all over the world.
Now people all over the world know the goodness of Yoga and how it works to improve human life. They will know how yoga helps them to deal with their physical as well as mental issues.
Today’s fast life is full of tension and unhealthy food, here yoga will give you a tension free life and remove unnecessary fat from your body.
This morning practice gives you a happy and healthy life. Yoga is now Internationally and celebrated all over the world because of its goodness.
What is the theme of International Yoga day?
Yoga Day is approved by UNGA. The whole world is celebrating the day because of its goodness of health.
The theme of International Day of Yoga is that the world knows this Asana and how it works in our health and mental status.
Nowadays every human being is cautious for his health, and invest lots of money in different health program like gym, aerobics, walking, jogging etc. and for mental issues too.
Yoga is Asana, in which you can solve most of your health issues related to back, neck, joints, and mental issues like headache, depression, anxiety etc.
These asanas can be done easily. For beginners, there are easy asanas that they can do under Yoga instructors. This is the theme of International Yoga Day, to spread the goodness of health by Yoga.
The first “International Yoga day” involved millions of yoga enthusiast who done different stretching asanas as well as Modi and members of the cabinet.
The main road in Delhi had become an exercise area for the occasion. People have shown their full enthusiasm for this event.
The Christian Science Monitor wrote in 2016 that the 2014 United Nations resolution has been “widely popular”, but they saw that yoga had a meditative component.
This event was not done politically but it has the motive to awareness of the goodness of health.
Christian Science Monitor says; that it is not only a form of physical exercise but also a mental and spiritual practice.
It gave as evidence the 2015 sermon by Pope Francis cautioning Roman Catholics about the idea that Yoga could be a path to God. It noted too that this not a religious program, as the blame was on Modi. But it is a non-religious practice.
Who is known as the father of Yoga?
As we said earlier, that Yoga solves all our health and mental issues. But if we talk about who is the father of yoga? By Hindu mythology “Lord Shiva” is the father of Yoga as he was known as Adi Shiva, i.e., the first Yogi.
According to the scriptures and its teaching, in the yogi culture, Lord Shiva is considered the Adi yogi.
As in Hindu writing, Lord Shiva went to the Himalayas when he was happy and dance. The posture he uses for a dance move the whole body and gives strength.
Later, in ancient times, it is said that rishis and Munis have invented these yoga tricks to improve the lifestyle of humankind. These are the oldest asanas of Hindu culture.
Father of Modern Yoga
Later Patanjali has given a new turn to Yoga and is known as the father of modern Yoga. In modern days, people forget their old asanas and follows western tricks to reduce weight like gym, aerobics etc.
In 2006 Patanjali Ayurveda, (popularly known as Patanjali), has started teaching; how to do Yoga and how it benefits our different body parts.
Baba Ramdev; Yoga Guru has started to teach people a different type of Yoga, which helps to solve different health problem-related spine, blood pressure, different body pain, headache and many more.
He started doing yoga camps all over Indian and called a yoga Guru. His Yoga Asanas were appreciated by peoples and become popular. Baba Ramdev Headquarters is in Haridwar, Uttaranchal, India.
He also Introduction the company: Patanjali Ayurveda in 2006 and produced different products like medicine, beauty, and daily food products. Acharya Balkrishna is the man behind Patanjali Ayurved’s Success.
Baba Ram Dev is the father of Modern India Yoga. He has done many camps and solved much health regarding problems of people.
He also launched videos on You Tube channel, so that people who can’t come in ‘Shivir’ or missed her T.V program can follow him on a YouTube video and can learn Yoga from there.
The reason why you should practice yoga every day?
Yoga is a morning exercise and we should add yoga to our daily routine. By this asana, we can make our body and mint fit. There are many Asanas in yoga, which are helpful to get rid of many health problems.
Different Asanas works in different health problems. like joint pain, knee pain, back pain, blood pressure and many more.
It also helps to reduce our weight and give us a shaped body. If we involve it in our daily life. Many big models and celebrity involve yoga in their daily life and have a good physique.
Yoga also works for mental problems like depression, anxiety, mental illness and many more. By regular practice, you can come over by your mental issues.
Surya Namaskar is a yoga asana that should be done in the morning. It is an Asana which we tribute to the sun by doing Namaskar. There are 12 Asana in Surya namaskar and is full of the goodness of health. If you are a beginner, do simple exercise under a yoga trainer.
Daily practice of yoga will give you good health, body strengthens, reduce weight, and mental peace.
“Your body will most likely Become much more flexible By doing Yoga, and so will Your mind”.