International Yoga Day is also known as World Yoga Day is observed globally on June 21. The day is celebrated to promote yoga and its benefits. It was initially proposed by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the UN general assembly in 2014. Since then, it has become an annual event and is being celebrated worldwide. In India, this day is celebrated with much enthusiasm and gusto as Pranayam sessions, meditation sessions, and other such events are organized all over the country.
Yoga is one of the oldest followed traditions of India. It consists of various physical poses and breathing exercises that can be used as a form of alternative medicine to treat health problems. The ancient practice of yoga has been taken up by many countries all over the world including India, China, Japan, and even the United States.
Every year, International Yoga Day is observed with much fanfare in India as well as in other countries like the US, Canada, etc. In India, it is celebrated with great enthusiasm by everyone including politicians, actors, actresses, etc. This year too we can expect similar celebrations across India.
Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi who is an ardent follower of yoga himself is visiting Mysore on 21st June 2022, to participate in the Yoga celebration.
Mysore has been known as the ‘City of Palaces’ for centuries now and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South India. It is a beautiful city with many attractions and historical monuments. The city is known for its majestic palaces, lush green gardens, traditional culture and heritage, vibrant art and music scene, delicious food, and sweet shops.
Nearby Attractions To Mysore You Can Visit While Attending International Yoga Day In Mysore On 21st June 2022:
1. Chamundi Hills
2. Brindavan Gardens
3. Lalitha Mahal Palace & Museum
4. Mysore Zoo
5. Jaganmohan Palace
6. Aabid Surti Sarovar
7. Belur and Halebid Temples
Yoga has been practiced for more than 5,000 years now. It is believed that yoga can help people improve their physical and mental health as well as their overall well-being. The International Yoga Day aims to spread awareness about yoga as a way to improve overall health and well-being. Do participate in any International Yoga Day event happening near you and take care.