Facts about International Yoga Day 2024

Inception : The idea for International Yoga Day was proposed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27, 2014.  

First Celebration: The first International Yoga Day was celebrated on June 21, 2015. The date was chosen because it is the summer solstice 

Global Participation: International Yoga Day is celebrated in many countries around the world with mass yoga sessions, workshops, and educational events. 

Benefits of Yoga: Yoga is known for its numerous health benefits, including improving flexibility, strength, and balance, reducing stress and anxiety, enhancing mental clarity, and promoting a sense of inner peace and well-being. 

International Recognition: International Yoga Day has helped promote the global recognition of yoga as an important cultural and health practice. 

Involvement of Global Leaders: The celebration often sees the involvement of global leaders and prominent personalities advocating the benefits of yoga, thereby increasing its reach and impact worldwide.