5 Interesting Facts on International Yoga Day


The world observe the International Yoga Day on June 21 every year

1. Origin of Yoga

Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India over 5,000 years ago. It is deeply rooted in Indian philosophy and spirituality.

2. Meaning of Yoga

The word 'yoga' derives from Sanskrit, which means to join or unite, symbolising the union of body and consciousness.

3. History of International Yoga Day

The Yoga Day was proposed by Narendra Modi during his speech at the UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 United Nations proclaimed June 21 as the International Day of Yoga..

4. 1st International Day of Yoga

On the 21st of June, 2015, almost 35,985 individuals- comprising of PM Modi and dignitaries from 84 nations- gathered in New Delhi to participate in 21 yoga postures (asanas). This unique event lasted for a total of 35 minutes.

5. Eight Limbs of Yoga:

Yoga philosophy encompasses eight limbs, as outlined by the sage Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras These include ethical principles, physical postures, breath control , withdrawal of the senses, concentration, meditation, and enlightenment