#InternationalYogaDay2022: India's holistic approach towards health- see pics

Updated: Jun 21, 2022, 05:14 PM(IST)

June 21 has been observed as International Yoga Day around the world, after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed this resolution in the 69th session in of the General Assembly. 

The theme for this year’s Yoga Day is “Yoga for Humanity,” which focuses on how yoga may help people achieve a healthy and holistic health. The theme also portrays how yoga alleviated pain for the entire human race during the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual discipline that has been practised on India for thousands of years. The word ‘Yoga’ is a Sanskrit word that means “to link” or “to merge” the union of body and mind.


President of India

The Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Yoga Day tweeted greeting everyone and encouraged people to incorporate yoga in their daily lives and reap its advantages. He also said that Yoga is India’s gift to humanity. (Image courtesy: rashtrapatibhvn/Twitter)


Prime Minister of India

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his two days visit to Karnataka will take part in Mass Yoga Demonstration at Mysore Palace ground in Mysuru to commemorate the eightth International Day of Yoga. (Image courtesy: narendramodi/Twitter)


NCC takes part in celebration

National Cadet Corps (NCC) 19th battalion cadets practice Yoga as part of the International Day of Yoga celebrations, at AMC ground, in Lucknow.


Defence Minister of India

The Defence Minister of India Rajnath Singh posted pictures on twitter while practicing Yoga. He said that ‘Yoga’ is an integral part of his life and wished everyone a good health on the International Yoga Day. (Image courtesy: rajnathsingh/Twitter)


Letting go off stress

Yoga practitioners doing 'Laughing yoga' ahead of the International Yoga day at a park in Amritsar. 

Laughing yoga is a popular movement and breathing activity that aims at cultivating joy, bringing out your inner child and letting go of all stress and daily tensions.


External Affairs Minister of India

Dr. S. Jaishankar uploaded a video on his twitter account practicing Yoga at Purana Quila in Delhi with crowd. (Image courtesy: DrSJaishankar/Twitter)


Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs

Nirmala Sitharaman, the Finance Minister of India participated for the International Yoga day at the iconic Jantar Mantar in Delhi with crowd. (Image courtesy: nsitharaman/Twitter)


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