International Yoga Day 2022 – Theme List, History, Significance, Benefits

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Updated on: September 13th, 2023

International Yoga Day 2022: Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi on Tuesday performed yoga in the heritage city of Mysuru in Karnataka in the 8th edition of the International Day of Yoga. More the 15000 people participated in this program. Governor of Karnataka, Sri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Union Minister for Ayush Sri Sarbananda Sonowal, and officials of the Ministry of Ayush and the Government of Karnataka and other respected personalities performed yoga at the event. To mark the 75 years of India’s independence, the Ministry for Ayush located 75 places for Union Ministers to participate in the Yoga Day celebration. This article will helpful for WBCS Exam.


International Yoga Day History

It was during the speech of the United General Assembly that PM Modi gave the idea of International Yoga Day. With the support of 177 nations at the assembly, the UN declared the 21st of July as International Yoga Day. This year 8th edition of International Yoga Day is celebrated. The word yoga comes from Sanskrit and means to join and unite symbolizing the integration of body and mind. Today it is practiced across a various of parts of the World.

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International Yoga Day 2022Theme

 Every year International Yoga Day is celebrated with a unique theme every year. The theme of International Yoga Day 2022 is ‘Yoga for Humanity’.This year the main event demonstration will be led by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, at Mysuru, Karnataka.

Why do We celebrate Yoga Day?

 PM Modi during his speech at the Mysuru, said, ‘Yoga Is A Problem-Solver, Brings Inner Peace’. He also said during his speech, “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body”.Meanwhile, it is celebrated to spread awarenesses about the significance and advantages of Yoga.”

Significance of Yoga

 For those who do yoga daily, it is not just an exercise but a way of living. According to the UNITED NATIONS, yoga stands as a symbol of creating balance and harmony. Yoga is
ot just a balance between the body or between the mind and the body, but also in people’s relationship with the world. Un adds, Yoga emphasizes the values of mindfulness, moderation, discipline, and perseverance. When applied to communities and society, yoga shows the way to sustainable living.

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Previous Years Themes of International Yoga Day

 2015: Yoga for Harmony and Peace

2016: Yoga for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

2017: Yoga for Health

2018: Yoga for Peace

2019: Yoga for Heart

2020: Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family

2021: Yoga For Wellness

2020: Yoga for Humanity 

Benefits of Yoga

  •  Improves posture: It improves the posture of the body
  •  Increases flexibility: The rigidity of the body will remove. Your body fitness will be improved
  •  Builds muscle strength: The muscle strength of your body will increase. 
  • Boosts metabolism: It boosts metabolism rate.
  • Helps in lowering blood sugar It helps in lowering blood sugar levels.
  •  Increases blood flow: It increases the blood flow of your body.
  • Keep off diseases: You can keep off your diseases.
  •  Increases self-esteem. It increases your self-esteem.

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