Since last few years, the craze for Yoga has increased a lot. This is not more than a miracle, but when it comes to its new birth throughout the globe, its ultimate credit goes to none other than India. Every year, the International Yoga Day is celebrated on 21 June. And this is not restricted to India only. Instead, the entire world marks their presence on the Yoga mats to perform yoga and recall this day to promote the untold benefits of Yoga against various health issues.
A Brief Yoga History:
Yoga is the blessings of Indian Adi Yogi who underwent Sadhana to learn Yoga from Lord Shiva. They perform Sadhana for about 84 years without any pause that pleased their God (Lord Shiva). As a result, he was called as Adi Yogi later transformed to Adi Guru.
And that’s the day when they started teaching the lessons of Yoga to everyone on their reach.
Yoga has its presence since about 5000 years ago. In the initial days of its birth, it was prominently considered as a medium to achieve harmony and peace. It helps the people to maintain balance in their heart and soul.
With time, it becomes popular, and today, Yoga has become a boon for humankind who struggle with various sorts of diseases.
What is the Theme for International Yoga Day 2019?
This year, Yoga Day will be celebrated with a sole theme based on Climate Action. On 20 June, it will be celebrated in the United States with “Yoga with Gurus” which will be followed by a panel discussion on 21st June. But as an interesting fact, the Theme for the International Yoga Day keeps changing every year, to bring a new spark to the people who gather together on one platform and perform Yoga.
Themes for International Yoga Day celebrated in previous years:
- The theme for 2015: Yoga for Harmony and Peace
- The theme for 2016: Connect the youth
- The theme for 2017: Yoga for Health
- The theme for 2018: Yoga for Peace
- The theme for 2019: Yoga for Heart
Why Yoga Day on 21 June (Mystery Revealed)?
Now, most of you are eagerly looking to find out the actual reason behind celebrating 21 June as international Yoga Day.
Here’s the reason!
In 2014, during the UN General Assembly, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about the importance of 21st June in Indian mythology.
As 21st June is already famous for being the longest day every year which is also known as “Summer Solstice” as sunlight rises early and sets late at night.
But apart from this well-known science, 21st June has special importance in Indian mythology. 21st June considered as the start of Yogic Science, which makes it the best day to celebrate Yoga Day at the global level.
After this energetic speech, the Indian Ambassador to UN Ashoke Mukerji presented a proposal of the International Yoga Day celebration on 21 June. This resolution was supported by more than 177 countries which UN General Assembly accepted and declared 21 June as International Yoga Day. The UN General Assembly adopted this resolution 69/131 under Global Health and Foreign Policy.
Now you are aware with versatile knowledge associated with International Yoga Day; it’s time to set a resolution and start following Yoga Gurus to find your purpose of performing YOGA.
Comment down in the box below, why do you want to add Yoga in your daily life, and how do you want to learn it?