• Aditya Sharma

International Yoga Day 2021

Updated: Jun 21, 2021

International Yoga Day was observed on 21st June of every year across the globe. Yoga day came into existence in 2015 after being declared unanimously by the United National General Assembly (UNGA). Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines that originated in ancient India. Yoga also helps in establishing harmony between the body and the mind of an individual. This is one of the six Astika schools of Hindu philosophical traditions. Due to the Corona Virus pandemic and to ensure lockdown limitation and social distancing this International Yoga Day of this year has been pushed indoors. The theme of this year's International Yoga Day is “Yoga for Well-being”.

Benefits Of Yoga

The relaxation technique incorporated by yoga lessens the chronic pain of the individual such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches, and carpal tunnel syndrome. With the help of yoga practice, one can also get relief from lower blood pressure and insomnia problem. Some of the other physical benefits of yoga may include -

. Increased Muscle Flexibility and Tone

. Improved Respiration, Energy, and Vitality

. Maintaining a balanced metabolism

. Helps in Weight Reduction

. Give relief from Cardio and Circulatory Health problems

. Protection from injury

. Helps in managing the stress

. Build Immunity in an individual

. Resolve Respiratory illnesses

. Some Of Interesting Facts About This International Yoga Day

. This yoga day is one of the longest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

. This yoga day is celebrated as a digital yoga day as no public gathering is allowed due to the Corona Virus pandemic.

. The theme of this year's International Yoga Day is “Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family”.

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