International Yoga Day
International Yoga Day
Yoga for well-being:
The day will be marked at a time when the covid 19 pandemic continues to upend the lives and livelihoods of people globally.
Beyond the immediate impact on physical health, the covid 19 pandemic has also exacerbated psychological suffering and mental health problems, including depression and anxiety, as pandemic related restrictions continue in various forms in many countries. This has highlighted the urgent need to address the mental health dimension of the pandemic, in addition to the physical health aspects.
The message of yoga in promoting both the physical and mental well-being of humanity has never been more relevant.
Yoga is also playing a significant role in the psycho social care and reliabilitation of covid 19 patients in quarantine and isolation. It is particularly helpful in allaying their tears and anxiety.
The United nations offers yoga resources to its personnel and others on the covid 19 portals section on wellness.
The world health organization mentions yoga as a means to improve health on its global action plan on physical activity 2018- 2030.more active people for a healthier world.
2021 virtual event:
The permanent mission of india to the United nations invites you to an online celebration of the 7th annual international yoga day on 21st June 2021, from 8.30 to 10.00 am Est, to be broadcast live on UN web TV .
What is yoga and why do we celebrate it?
Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in india. The world yoga derives from sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.
Today it is practiced in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity.
Recognizing it’s universal appeal on 11 December 2014, the United nations proclaimed 21 june as the international day of yoga by resolution 69/ 131.
The international day of yoga aims to raise awareness world wide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.
Why do we mark international days?
International days and weeks are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity.