International Yoga Day History
International Yoga Day celebrates yoga, an ancient physical, mental, and spiritual practice. Today, yoga, which originated in India, is one of the world's most popular physical fitness activities.
In September of 2014, India’s Prime Minister proposed the establishment of an International Day of Yoga to promote international peace and cooperation. His request was granted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2014, to highlight the benefits of yoga to physical well-being and to world peace and development.
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