International Day of Yoga is celebrated annually on 21 June since its inception in 2015. An international day for yoga was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 11 December 2014. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice attributed mostly to India.
Yoga is a holistic approach to wellbeing and complementary to traditional or western medicine. Many credible studies have shown its effectiveness in alleviating a wide range of mental and physical, mental and emotional problems, as well reducing the risk factors associated with a wide range of illnesses and conditions.
In explaining the full benefits of Yoga, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj states, “In order to succeed in life, your body and mind need to be healthy and pure…Controlling the senses and mind is an art”.