The topic of the International Day of Yoga 2021, which will be marked today, Monday (June 21), is “Yoga for Well-Being,” which is very pertinent for our times in a society still recuperating from the impact of the coronavirus illness (Covid-19) epidemic.
Theme of International Yoga Day in 2021
Every year on June 21, the International Day of Yoga is commemorated with zeal. This year, the International Yoga Day 2021 will be observed on Monday, which is today, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the sixth such address at 6:30 a.m. This year’s International Day of Yoga theme is ‘Yoga for Wellness,’ which is in line with contemporary concerns. Because it is a worldwide event,
The Covid-19 plight was not only a physical crisis; it also had long-term effects on mental health, with many people suffering from psychological distress, depression, and anxiety as a result of the pandemic-caused restrictions and loss. The United Nations said on its website that yoga may help individuals cope with such situations since the message of the practise is to improve both physical and mental well-being.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi initially suggested a UN-mandated International Day of Yoga during his speech to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2014. In his speech, Prime Minister Modi referred to Yoga as a “invaluable gift of India’s ancient heritage” and urged Yoga to promote “harmony between man and environment.” This programme had support from as many as 177 countries, according to the UN
Following Prime Minister Modi’s request, the 21st of June was designated as International Yoga Day because it coincides with the summer solstice, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, which has special importance in many areas of the world.