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Celebrating the Power of Yoga - on The International Day of Yoga

Today – June 21 - is the International Day of Yoga, which has been celebrated annually since 2015, following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practising yoga.

The International Day of Yoga proposal was first introduced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address during the opening of the 69th session of the General Assembly, in which he said: “Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action ... a holistic approach [that] is valuable to our health and our well-being. Yoga is not just about exercise; it is a way to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature.”

INDEAL Cares recognizes that yoga is a valuable practice for helping to support a healthy lifestyle and a powerful tool to deal with the stress of uncertainty and isolation, as well as to maintain physical well-being.

Now, more than ever, we need to take care of ourselves and our loved ones.

According to the International Day of Yoga website, this year’s theme for the International Day of Yoga is: Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family.

Here are some ways that you and your family can celebrate the International Day of Yoga from home:

  • The Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations invites you to an online celebration of the 6th annual International Yoga Day on 19 June 2020, from 3 to 4:30 pm EST to be broadcast live on UN WebTV.

  • If you miss the live session, the United Nations offers yoga resources on the Coronavirus portal's section on Wellness, available here.

Wishing everyone a day of good health!

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