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Why International Yoga Day is celebrated?

International Yoga Day promotes the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of yoga, encourages a healthier lifestyle, raises awareness about yoga's holistic practices, and highlights its transformative power for well-being and unity.

Who started Yoga day?

International Yoga Day was initiated by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. He proposed the idea during his address to the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2014, and suggested June 21st as the date for its observance. The proposal was supported by a record number of UN member states, and on December 11, 2014, the United Nations declared June 21st as International Yoga Day. The first International Yoga Day was celebrated on June 21, 2015, with yoga events and activities taking place worldwide.

What is the theme of International Day of Yoga 2023?

International Day of Yoga 2023 aims to connect with the global community and aligns with India's G20 presidency theme of "One World, One Health," reflecting the principle of "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam."

Who is the father of yoga?

The father of yoga is generally considered to be Maharishi Patanjali. Patanjali is credited with compiling the Yoga Sutras, a collection of ancient texts that outline the philosophy and practices of yoga. His work has had a significant influence on the development and understanding of yoga as a holistic system for spiritual growth and self-realization.

When is International Yoga Day?

International Yoga Day is celebrated annually on June 21st.

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