Yoga is a 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin in India, Which Aims to transform both body and mind. On December 11 in 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga.
The declaration came after the call for the adoption of 21 June as International Day of Yoga by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 wherein he stated:
Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.
In Suggesting June 21, Which is the Summer Solstice, as the International Day of Yoga, Shri Narendra Modi Had That said, "the date is the longest day of the year in the Northern H emisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world.