Celebrate June 21, International Yoga Day | Discover the Reason Behind the Date

Why is June 21, International Yoga Day?

June 21, It aligns with the summer solstice, symbolizing the light and energy that yoga brings into our lives. Meaning, it’s the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, symbolizing the significance of light and the transition to Dakshinayana, an auspicious period in Indian tradition.

Father of modern yoga

As we approach the celebration of Yoga Day, many ponder the roots of this profound practice. 

The question arises: Who is the father of Yoga? Traditionally, Patanjali is revered as the father of Yoga for his work on the Yoga Sutras. However, in modern times, T. Krishnamacharya is often called the father of modern yoga for popularizing yoga globally.

Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, a remarkable figure in the world of yoga, his wide influence on the development of postural yoga left an indelible mark on the practice.

As a devoted scholar and healer, his teachings resonated with countless individuals, guiding them toward physical and mental well-being.

Whether you’re starting your yoga journey or deepening your practice, celebrate June 21, International Yoga Day by embracing the essence of yoga and its benefits for both self and society.

-The Chhattisgarh post

This year’s theme, “Yoga for Self and Society,” emphasizes the transformative power of yoga in personal well-being and community health.

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