Know All About International Yoga Day: Yoga transcends class, caste and status. Yoga unites, yoga makes the mind and body happy and healthy. People from all walks of life can practice yoga and increasingly yoga is emerging as the most friendly and trusted way to keep fit. The UN General Assembly in 2014 overwhelmingly adopted a draft resolution, declaring June 21 as International Yoga Day. A record 177 countries supported the resolution. There are yoga enthusiasts in every corner of the world today.
In the run-up to International Yoga Day, Indian consulates and missions are organizing yoga events with the participation of the local people. The High Commission of India in Canberra posted photos of a curtain raiser ahead of International Day of Yoga. Similar programmes are happening in many countries. Here's a look:
High Commission of India, Canberra, in association with Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (DJJS) and Cr Angela Owen raised curtains on International Day of Yoga for the year 2021 in Brisbane.#YogaForAll#YogaForHealth#BeWithYogaBeAtHome#IDY2021#India@75 #AzaadiKaAmritMahotsavpic.twitter.com/6bKAIU7lAI— India in Australia (@HCICanberra) June 17, 2021
En el marco de la celebración del Día Internacional del Yoga 2021, @IndiainSpain organizó un #CurtainRaiser con personales de la Embajada que realizaron varias asanas de yoga del Protocolo de Yoga Común#YogaForWellness#YogaDay#IDY2021@ICCR_Delhi#AzadiKaAmritMahotsavpic.twitter.com/L2TTrsJh31— India in Spain (@IndiainSpain) June 17, 2021
Yoga relaxes the mind & body, promotes holistic well-being. Let's stay healthy together!— India in Birmingham (@CGI_Bghm) June 17, 2021
Celebrate #InternationalDayOfYoga 22nd June, at 0730 hrs UK Time at the comfort of your home #BeWithYogaBeAtHome#IDY2021#YogaForWellnesshttps://t.co/BZz7koEPdn & https://t.co/971Q1ymjRPpic.twitter.com/iJ7kCLknVA
Get the most out of yoga!— India in Cambodia (@indembcam) June 17, 2021
Today @indembcam team led by Ambssador @devyani_K kickstarted the inaugural session of #IDY2021 at @indembcam premises. @moayush@IndianDiplomacy@MOS_MEA@ICCR_Delhi#IndiaAt75#AzadiKaAmritMahotsav#YogaForWellness#YogaForAll#BeWithYogaBeAtHomepic.twitter.com/nEcVq4fPvD
Breath is the king of the mind!— India in Bhutan (@Indiainbhutan) June 17, 2021
Embassy of India conducted a pranayama session for the monks of the Central Monastic Body ahead of the #InternationalDayofYoga#YogaForWellness#IDY2021#BeWithYogaBeAtHome#YogaForAll@PMBhutan@FMBhutanpic.twitter.com/6b3XSPJ0T6
Yoga is said to have originated thousands of years ago in India. The word 'yoga' was mentioned in the ancient Indian texts like the Rig Veda, the earliest amongst the vedas. According to scholars, sages of the Vedic times documented their practices in the Upanishads, which contain extremely valuable core teachings of Indian philosophy.