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International Yoga Day: June 21, 2021

International Yoga Day, celebrated annually on June 21st, has emerged as a significant global event promoting yoga and its countless benefits. In the modern era, where stress and sedentary lifestyles have become prevalent, the popularity of yoga has soared due to its holistic approach to well-being. In this article, we will explore the origins and history of International Yoga Day, the theme of 2021, discuss the events and activities associated with the day, and highlight its overall significance.

Origin and History

International Yoga Day was established as a result of a proposal made by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September 2014 during a speech to the UN General Assembly. He suggested starting an international day to honor yoga because he understood the enormous importance of this traditional Indian practice.

Significance of International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day is extremely important in today’s society, as people confront multiple difficulties in their health. Yoga offers a comprehensive approach to physical, mental, and spiritual wellness and gives methods and skills for guiding life’s challenges.

Furthermore, International Yoga Day contributes to the broader goal of promoting global harmony and peace. As individuals from different cultures and backgrounds come together to practice yoga, it promotes mutual understanding, respect, and unity, transcending the barriers that often divide societies. Also, encourage new people to adopt yoga in their life. To get started take the pledge to devote 15-20 mins daily to do yoga.

Theme of International Yoga Day 2021

Each year, International Yoga Day chooses a specific theme that reflects a particular aspect of yoga. The theme for 2021 is carefully chosen to encourage practitioners to dig deeper into the practice and explore its transformative potential. It serves as a guiding principle and creates a unified focus for practitioners worldwide.

The chosen theme for 2021 aims to emphasize the connection between yoga and holistic well-being. By emphasizing the interrelationship between the mind, body, and spirit, the theme encourages individuals to embrace yoga as a means to achieve harmony and balance within themselves and with the world around them.

Events and Activities on International Yoga Day 2021

International Yoga Day witnesses a wide array of events and activities that cater to diverse audiences. Physical gatherings, virtual yoga events have gained significant popularity post-COVID-19 era, allowing participants from different corners of the world to engage in yoga sessions through online platforms. Virtual events provide convenience and accessibility, enabling individuals to experience the transformative power of yoga from the comfort of their homes. If you can’t attend the official event, there are many additional options online available for you. Here are three events so you can choose what works best for you:

June 19th – Music & Meditation by the Consulate of India in Houston

On Saturday at 12:00 pm ET
Options: Zoom link or Live on YouTube.
Find out more about this event.

June 20th and 21st – by the Michigan Indian American Community

On Sunday at 8:00 am ET and on Monday evening at 6:30 pm ET
Options: Zoom link or Live on Facebook
Find out more about this event

June 21st – Mindfulness & Yoga Workshop by Beam

On Monday at 12:00 pm
Options: Zoom
 Find out more about this event.  

Official events:

June 21st, 7:30 pm PDT – Las Vegas 

Downtown Summerlin and celebrate IDY with a live DJ, refreshments, and tons of fun.
Find out more about this event.

June 21st, 5:30 pm BST – London

Find out more about this event

June 21st, 5:30 pm CDT – Nashville, TN 

Cumberland Park in downtown Nashville for an event full of yoga, music, community, and fun.
Find out more about this event.  

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