International Yoga Day 2022: Yoga is not only good for physical health but for mental health too. International Yoga Day is celebrated every year to guide the importance of yoga and to spread awareness about it among the people. Like every year, this time too, International Yoga Day will be celebrated on 21st June. Every year a theme is kept for celebrating Yoga Day.

The theme of the 8th edition of International Yoga Day, which is celebrated in the year 2022, is "Yoga for Humanity". Yoga Day will be celebrated across the world on the theme “Yoga for Humanity”. It is worth mentioning that India is called Yoga Guru. That is why the 'Ministry of Ayush' chose this special theme of Yoga Day to be held worldwide on 21st June. According to the information, this time the main program will be held in Mysore, Karnataka. PM Modi will lead this special program in Mysore.

History of Yoga Day

On December 11, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly announced that June 21 will be celebrated as World Yoga Day. After Yoga Day was celebrated all over the world on 21st June in the year 2015 and this process continues till now. However, the history of Yoga in India is very old.

Why is Yoga Day celebrated only on 21st June?

June 21 is the longest day out of 365 days. The reason for this is that these days Sun gets the most illumination in the Northern Hemisphere. On this day the sun rises early and sets late. Also, the energy from the sun is most effective on this day, which promotes the positive energy of nature.

What makes this year's Yoga Day special? 

It will be very interesting to know that this time the 'Guardian Ring' will be made the centre of attraction. It is being said that this will be a streaming program of Yoga. This digital feed of IDY programs organized by Indian Missions abroad will be captured simultaneously. It will first start from the country from where the sun rises. 

That is, it will start from Japan because Japan is considered to be the country of the rising sun. Accordingly, the celebration of Yoga Day will start at 6 in the morning. Again, slowly with time, this program will continue to move forward.