International Day of Yoga
21 june 2018
Yoga is a 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice. It originated in India and it aims to transform both body and mind.
International Day of Yoga was declared by the United Nations in 2014. The date of 21st June was suggested because it’s the Summer Solstice. It’s the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world.
DID YOU KNOW?
Studies show that practicing yoga may benefit your health.
> Learn more on the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health’s website
There are nine types of yoga.
> Find a full explanation of each type on the International Day of Yoga’s website