International Yoga Day is observed on June 21st around the world aimed to promote and spread awareness of the benefits of Yoga.
International Yoga Day is dedicated to the inner and outer well-being of human body, people across the world practice yoga in groups.
International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga, a physical, mental and spiritual practice.
International Day of Yoga-2018 theme is "Yoga for Peace."
The first International Day of Yoga was observed all over the world on 21st June 2015. On 11th December 2014, the United Nations declared June 21 as International Day of Yoga in 2014 on the recommendations of Indian PM Narendra Modi.
The day June 21 was selected to mark the Yoga Day, as this day is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world.
The word yoga originated from Yuja, a Sanskrit word which means, "to join or to unite", symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.