International yoga day is observed every year on June 21. Due to social distancing measures adopted by most countries, the theme set by the United Nations for this year is “Yoga for Health – Yoga at Home”. The first Yoga Day celebration was held at Rajpath in New Delhi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries performed around 21 yoga asanas and created two Guinness World Records. The proposal was first introduced by PM Modi in his address during the opening of the 69th session of the General Assembly, in which he said: “Yoga is an invaluable gift from our ancient tradition. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action, a holistic approach that is valuable to our health and our well-being. Yoga is not just about exercise; it is a way to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature.”
Talking about yoga, it is one of the best ways to boost our physical and mental health. The best part is that you don’t require any type of equipment, you just need some space and a mat. You can do anytime from the comfort of your home. On this International Yoga Day 2020, inspire yourself, as well as others.