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June 17 : The day is commonly called as Yoga Day and a special day of yoga was declared by the United Nations General Assembly. The first International Yoga Day was formed on December 11, 2014 and have been promoted worldwide on an annual basis.

This time, the International Yoga Day 2019 will on June 21, 2019 and the theme for this year is Climate Action. This will stand to be the fifth Yoga Day internationally and this time the UN plans to celebrate it on June 20, followed panel discussion with yoga gurus on June 21,

Who brought the idea of yoga on a worldwide basis?

It was PM Modi who proposed to make this day a special day. In his speech, he said.“Yoga is an invaluable gift from our ancient tradition. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action, a holistic approach [that] is valuable to our health and our well-being. Yoga is not just about exercise; it is a way to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.”

Narendra Modi tweets ‘Across all continents, the #YogaDay2019 celebrations have begun with immense fervour. I urge you all to join the Yoga Day programmes in your respective nations and enrich the Yoga programmes with your participation. ‘

His video explains the magic of Shalabhasana and one of the best natural ways of curing spondylitis.

His next video goes on how Bhujangasana (The Cobra Pose) fights respiratory issues, and other digestive organ problems.

Shashankasana help to make the lifestyle much more better. The person sits like a hare. It helps cure back pain problems, arthritis and bone strength.

He advises to practise Vajrasana for better digestive system and also blood circulation.

Another yoga pose is the Ustrasana which is the camel posture and helps build a stronger bone structure.

People from various countries have posted their yoga pictures for which Narendra Modi has happily retweeted.

This one is all the way from Amsterdam

Then from Zimbabwe

Following that, we got a glimpse of the yoga event that was organized in Brisbane, Australia.

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