Kolkata: Seventh International Yoga Day is being celebrated today. Let us tell you that Yoga Day is celebrated every year on 21st June. From the year 2015 itself, it was started celebrating globally. It is very important to do yoga for increasing the activity of the body and for better health. The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘yuj’ which means individual consciousness. It is said that the history of yoga is 26 thousand years old. It is said that the father of yoga is Maharishi Patanjali who explained yoga by separating it from faith, religion and superstition. Let us know in detail –
History of Yoga Day: In his very first term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered to celebrate International Yoga Day. In 2014, after PM Modi’s appeal in the speech of the United Nations General Assembly on 27 September, the US passed a resolution to celebrate it. Then within about 90 days, the resolution of International Yoga Day was passed in 177 countries.
First Yoga Day: International Yoga Day was celebrated for the first time all over the world on 21 June 2015 in which about 36,000 people participated. In addition, representatives of about 84 countries also performed 21 asanas of yoga. Yoga has played an important role in staying healthy in this corona period. In such a situation, it would not be wrong to say that in the present time people have more interest in yoga and people are adopting it widely.
Why Yoga Day is celebrated only on 21st June: Yoga Day, which was first celebrated six years ago in 2015, is celebrated every year on 21 June. Experts attribute this to Indian culture. June 21 is the day which is considered as the longest day of the year. Sunrise is early on this day and it takes longer time for sunset. It is said that the sun turns south after the summer solstice. This is the reason why Yoga Day is celebrated on 21st June.
Yoga day in Corona period: For the last one and a half years, the havoc of Corona is continuing across the world. Medical experts, government, yoga gurus and Ayurveda have all advised people to do yoga to stay safe during this period. In such a situation, people can practice yoga in their homes on Yoga Day. If they want, they can share their photos and videos on social media.
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