June 21, 2021, 6:18 p.m. by Karuwaki Speaks ( 337 views)
International Yoga Day or Antarashtriya Yog Divas has been celebrated annually on 21 June since 2015 and was established in 2014. Mr. Narendra Modi introduced it for the benefit of the citizens of India and everyone in the world.The resolution to adopt June 21 as the International Yoga Day was introduced by India’s Ambassador, Ashoke Kumar Mukerji.
Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self to the self.The first Hindu teacher to actively advocate and disseminate aspects of yoga, not including asanas, to a western audience is Swami Vivekananda, who toured Europe and the United States in the 1890s.
Yoga is derived from Sanskrit and it means to join or to unite. Union of body and consciousness is known as Yoga as it helps to maintain a balanced lifestyle in these changing times. On the first yoga day,around 35,985 people, including the prime minister himself, gathered on Rajpath, New Delhi, and practiced near about 21 yoga poses for over 35 minutes.
Different Types of Yoga
Yoga is a practice which evolved over a long period of time through different phases and is categorised into different forms, Here are some popular types of yoga:
This year’s theme for International Day of Yoga is ‘Yoga for Well-being.’ Psycho-social care needs to be prioritised amid the pandemic time and yoga plays a vital role in it. When COVID-19 patients, who are in isolation and quarantine, faced psychological problems doctors held yoga sessions as it provides aid in mental stability. Therefore, ‘Yoga for Well-being’ is the correct theme for this year because it focuses on the holistic health of every individual, which is the need of the hour.
Yoga Is vital in an individual’s life to make his life organized and help him to keep his body fit and mind in peace. The International Yoga Day has helped in promoting the idea and the benefits of practicing yoga and has encouraged thousands of people and is continuing to do the same.