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International Yoga Day: Yoga for Health – Yoga at Home


Team Udayavani, Jun 21, 2020, 9:33 AM IST

Every year, June 21 is recognised as International Yoga Day. This  year the theme set by United Nations for is “Yoga for Health – Yoga at Home”.

International Yoga Day was proposed  by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the year 2014, right after assuming charge as the prime minister during his first term.

The first Yoga Day celebration was held at Rajpath in New Delhi, where PM Modi and other dignitaries also performed around 21 yoga asanas and created two Guinness World Records

UN says, Yoga is a powerful tool to deal with the stress of uncertaintly and isolation, as well as to maintain physical well-being. It also offers yoga resources to its personnel and others on the Coronavirus portal’s section on Wellness.

The World Health Organization mentions yoga as a means to improve health in its Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018–2030: More active people for a healthier world.

Amid Covid-19 pandemic, the theme set by United Nations for this year is “Yoga for Health – Yoga at Home. As yoga studios and other communal spaces  have shut down and, yoga practitioners have turned to home practice and online yoga resources, all are   requested to practice yoga  at home.

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