International Day of Yoga (IDY) or International Yoga Day is annually observed on June 21.
To spread the message about the significance and benefits of yoga in one’s life, this day is cherished throughout the world and resorts like Matrichhaya Retreat in Tehri Garhwal organizes special Yoga session for its guests to make them recognize the reliefs of yoga.
Yoga offer long-term benefits to everyone, assures a better and healthy lifestyle, revitalizes your body, and relaxes your soul.
Objectives of the Yoga Day 21 June
Well-being of a single human is important for his family, society and a country as a whole. Well-being of a person assures growth and development. Our gov. is doing a lot to boost the spirit of nation by enabling individuals to focus on their health and by helping them with measures like Yoga and Meditation which give assured results.
- Yoga helps in connecting you with nature
- Yoga helps in understanding the power of Meditation
- People can experience the benefits of Yoga and Meditation on this day
- Ensure decrease in the rate of Diseases in the World
- Yoga pacifies mind ultimately spreads peace and honor
- Improve willpower to fight with the bad
- Purifies mind, body and soul
There is a lot of magic in Yoga, you can only know it after experiencing it yourself.
Few Interesting Facts about International Day of Yoga
Beginning of International Yoga Day: The man behind the commencement of International Day of Yoga is none other than our Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He proposed this idea during his speech at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) 2014.
Later on, a draft resolution on ‘International Day of Yoga’ was introduced by India’s Ambassador to UN, Asoke Kumar Mukerji. The proposal received support from 177 nations and thereafter, the United Nations announced June 21 as the ‘International Day of Yoga’.
1st Inter-national Day of Yoga: On June 21, 2015 the biggest yoga day was organized and nearly 35,985 people, including PM Modi and dignitaries from 84 nations participated and performed 21 asana (yoga postures) in New Delhi.
Guinness World Record: There’s a record in Guinness World Records for the title of world’s oldest yoga teacher which was given to Ida Herbert in 2012. Herbert remained an active yoga teacher till the age of 96 years.
She quotes, ‘I was envious of this young lady doing yoga at the gym where I happened to be riding an old stationary bicycle’.