Happy International Yoga Day Images, Quotes, Status, Messages, Photos, Pics: Yoga like Surya Namaskar, Chin Mudra, Vayu Mudra, etc has a special significance in people’s lives. In the last few years, there has been a big increase in the number of people adopting it worldwide. ‘International Yoga Day is observed on 21 June every year. There are many special reasons to celebrate Yoga Day on 21 June. The first is that 21 June is considered to be the biggest day of the year and on this day, after the summer solstice, the sun is Dakshinayan. On this day, the sun rises early in the morning and falls late in the evening.
International Yoga Day started in 2015, six years ago. On 11 December 2014, the United Nations General Assembly had recognized 21 June to be celebrated as International Yoga Day.
The physical, mental, and spiritual practice of yoga began in India. In his 2014 address to the United Nations General Assembly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed that there should be global recognition for celebrating and practicing Yoga Day. In his September 27, 2014 address, PM Modi said, “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. According to our Ancestor, Yoga is a symbol of unity of mind and body. PM Modi’s reasoning for choosing the day of June 21 to celebrate Yoga Day was that this day symbolizes the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the longest day of the year and has special significance in many parts of the world.