The International Day of Yoga 2022 Theme

The International Day of Yoga

The International Day of Yoga is celebrated on June 21st every year. Yoga is an ancient Indian physical, mental, and spiritual discipline. In his 2014 UN address, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed the date of June 21st. Do you know?  June 21st is the longest day of the potential year in the Northern Hemisphere and has particular importance in many regions of the world.

Theme: “Yoga for well-being”.

Yoga’s mission of fostering humanity’s physical and emotional well-being has never been more vital. During the pandemic, an increasing trend of individuals worldwide adopting Yoga to stay fit and revitalize and combat social isolation and despair was seen. Yoga is also helping COVID-19 patients in quarantine and isolation with their psychosocial treatment and rehabilitation. In addition, it is very beneficial in calming their concerns and anxiety.


Shiva is the Adiyogi, the original yogi, and is regarded as the creator of Yoga. The summer solstice is significant in yogic culture since it is considered the beginning of Yoga. The Saptarishis brought Yoga to the public — legend has it that Shiva sat in blissful meditation for years. Many people came to see him out of curiosity but departed since he never paid attention to them. But seven people remained, so intent on learning from Shiva that they sat still for 84 years. 

After then, on the day of the summer solstice, as the sun was moving from the northern to the southern run, Shiva became aware of these 7 entities and realized he couldn’t ignore them any longer. So Shiva became the Adiguru (first guru) the next full moon, 28 days later, and taught the Saptarishis the knowledge of Yoga.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi initially presented the notion of International Yoga Day on September 27th, 2014, during his speech to the United Nations then, India’s Ambassador, Asoke Kumar Mukerji, sponsored a resolution designating June 21st as International Yoga Day. 

June 21st is chosen because it is the Summer Solstice, the year’s day when there is the most incredible sunlight. Overall, 177 countries signed on to declare June 21st as International Yoga Day, the most significant number of co-sponsors for any UN resolution. In addition, nearly 36,000 individuals, including Prime Minister Modi and many other high-profile political personalities from around the world, did 21 asanas (yoga poses) for 35 minutes in New Delhi on June 21st, 2015, in what was the inaugural International Yoga Day, which has since been observed around the world.


Because International Yoga Day is a new celebration, there are no long-standing customs. On the other hand, Yoga is an ancient technique that replenishes the mind and calms the spirit. The day’s purpose is to inspire new individuals to embrace the yogi lifestyle and align with their inner chakra. Newcomers to Yoga join up and construct their flow of moves while listening to their favorite calming music. New yoga mats and yoga trousers are purchased before beginning the practice. Those who are already adept at yoga experiment with new combinations and promote them to their friends. Instructors also provide unique group yoga retreats. 

Yoga positions might benefit from some fresh air when practiced outside. You may practice on the beach, at a park, or even in your garden. Having new things to focus on while in a new location may make it more enjoyable. Create your dance flow and experiment with various musical combinations. A shift in movement or music can sometimes help you focus your energies and flawlessly match your breathing to musical transitions.

All Events: 2022 Events Calendar

Fun Fact

What Does Om Mean?

Om means the sound of the universe. Om is the way to start the yoga class or session.

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