Theme of the year

Yoga For Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam

It means shared desire for One Earth, One Family, One Future.

The world  celebrates 21 June each year as International Yoga Day

This year is 9th edition

This year PM Narendra Modi will lead the global celebration of yoga from United Nations HeadQuarter

What is Yoga?

The word Yoga derives from the Sanskrit  root yuj which means to join, to yoke or to unite.

PM Modi suggested Yoga Day during his address to the UN General Assembly on Sept 27, 2014.

The inaugural celebration took place on 21 June 2015

Facts

About 36 million Americans to yoga daily which is around 10 % of the population of America

There are more than a hundred styles of Yoga.

Facts

Yoga mat was invented in 1982

At any given time, about 60 millions posts are trending on Instagram about Yoga.