International Yoga Day is celebrated annually on 21 June. The idea of an International Yoga Day was proposed by PM Narendra Modi in 2014.
It is said that the word ‘yoga’ was first mentioned in the sacred text of the Rig Veda.
Yoga is an ancient meditative technique that cleanses, heals and harmonises the body from the core. It is a practice that is widely accepted even in Western cultures for its tremendous capacity to bring about a great improvement in mind and body balance, wellness of the mind, and an overall sense of calmness.