International Yoga Day Today, Know When And How It Started

By Ankit gupta

International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day

Today the whole world is celebrating ‘International Yoga Day‘. Yoga has been an integral part of Indian culture for 5 thousand years. Yoga not only keeps your body away from diseases but also acts to keep your mind calm. Come join international yoga day with some interesting information.

How Yoga Day Begins :

International Yoga Day started with the initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On September 27, 2014, PM Modi had talked about doing a yoga joint together in the United Nations General Assembly. After this, the General Assembly accepted the proposal on December 11, 2014, and since then the International Yoga Day came into existence.

Why is celebrated on June 21? :

Have you ever wondered why International Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21? There is a very special reason behind this. Indeed, June 21 is the longest day in the northern hemisphere, which some people call summertime as well. According to the Indian tradition, after the summer solstice, the sun turns southward. It is said that the time of Dakshinaayan of the Sun is very beneficial in achieving spiritual accomplishments and hence celebrate 21 June as ‘International Yoga Day’.

India records recorded record :

The first International Yoga Day was celebrated on June 21, 2015. On the first yoga day, India also had two great records. On this day, PM Modi had done yoga on Rajpath with more than 35 thousand people. The first record is 35,985 yoga and the second record is to take part in this festival by people from 84 countries.