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International Day of Yoga 2022: Talking about ‘Yoga for Humanity’, Significance and Benefits

Yoga is the most effective therapeutic technique available as it has the potential to help all of us stay healthy without the use of medications or surgery.

International Day of Yoga Women doing bending pose
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Yoga is a centuries-old Indian practise that promotes mental and social well-being. The term ‘yoga’ comes from the Sanskrit root ‘Yuj,’ which represents the union of body and awareness. The 8th International Day of Yoga (IDY) will be held under the theme “Yoga for Humanity.” The Ministry of AYUSH has picked this subject for the 8th International Day of Yoga 2022, which will be held on June 21, 2022, in India and throughout the world.

Yoga is the most effective therapeutic technique available as it has the potential to help all of us stay healthy without the use of medications or surgery. It is also the preferred method for achieving spiritual and mental tranquilly. The Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations will host an exhibition titled “The World of Yoga” at the UN headquarters in New York, as well as a celebration that will include a lecture and a yoga session.

Origin of the Yoga Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented the notion of International Yoga Day during his speech to the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2014. India’s proposed resolution was endorsed by 177 countries. On December 11, 2014, the United Nations declared 21 June as the International Day of Yoga, recognising its worldwide appeal and expanding popularity. As a result, the inaugural International Yoga Day was celebrated on June 21, 2015, and continues to be celebrated every year with enthusiasm.

Significance of the Day

Yoga Day is observed across the world to emphasise the value of Yoga and its role in maintaining optimal physical and mental health. Practising various asanas and pranayama soothes the mind by assuaging worries and tension. The relevance of Yoga Day should be seen in terms of raising awareness about the importance of mental and physical well-being. International Day of Yoga also attempts to instil the practice of meditation for mental calm and self-awareness, which is required to thrive in a stress-free environment.

The theme of the Yoga Day

Yoga for Humanity‘ is the theme of International Yoga Day 2022. The ministry has created particular programmes for the disabled, transgender people, women, and children. The 8th edition of International Yoga Day will also feature a unique activity called ‘Guardian Ring,’ in which participants will march with the sun, commencing in the east and advancing west.

Some Amazing Benefits of Yoga

Yoga consists of much more than simply asanas. It is a technique of releasing our limitless potential and strength. Yoga’s numerous advantages have made it a widespread practice all over the world. Some of the benefits are:

  1. Yoga strengthens, balances, and stretches the body.
  2. aids in the treatment of back pain
  3. can alleviate arthritis symptoms
  4. promotes both cardiovascular and mental health
  5. Yoga calms you, allowing you to sleep better.
  6. It can give you more energy and make you happier.
  7. aids in stress management and inflammation reduction
  8. Yoga brings you into contact with a supportive community.
  9. Increase your immunity while decreasing your anxiousness.
  10. Yoga can help with posture and body awareness.

Irrespective of age, Yoga proves to be beneficial to all. A lot of inexpensive resources like fitness apps, youtube or other social media platforms are available if you are a beginner and are looking for some guidance. Start your journey with Yoga today to live a healthy and fit life mentally and physically.

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Written by Marya

Loves reading, critiquing and writing. Philosophical and poetic with a charm of sarcasm adds to my approach. Dance, cinema and music make to my list of hobbies. Explore and express are the key elements of my life.

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