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"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." - The Bhagwad Gita.

Every year on June 21st, International Yoga Day is commemorated. The theme of this year's worldwide yoga day is 'Yoga for Humanity.' The term 'yoga' derives from the Sanskrit language, and it's meaning is 'to unite'. Prime Minister Narendra Modi first proposed the idea of International Yoga Day during a speech to the United Nations General Assembly, and the UN subsequently declared June 21 as 'International Yoga Day' by passing a resolution during one of the sessions of the General Assembly in 2014. The International Day of Yoga holds a major purpose of spreading a message of peace and harmony, raising awareness of the different benefits of yoga practice around the world, and including yoga for physical and mental fitness in order to maintain a healthy body. Yoga is a holy practice that harmonizes the body, mind, soul, and consciousness. Yoga assists every human being in dealing with the health issues, problems, and difficulties of everyday life. Yoga can help everyone gain a greater understanding of themselves, their life's purpose, and their relationship with the Almighty. Everyone understands the value of including yoga in one's daily routine in order to live a healthy and physically fit life. It maintains us not only physically fit, but also mentally and psychologically well. People nowadays, as we all know, do not have time to practice yoga or other physical activities due to their hectic lifestyles and busy schedules. They are unable to maintain a healthy level of physical activity like yoga, Pranayama, or other yoga-related exercises, which contributes to the development of a variety of lifestyle problems such as obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes, all of which are common in today's environment. If you wish to avoid these problems, make sure to incorporate yoga into your regular practice. It aids in the prevention of ailments brought on by a sedentary way of life. Furthermore, yoga is almost helpful for almost health-related disorders.

The pandemic made people much understand the value of Yoga. During the pandemic, people turned to yoga to strengthen their immune systems and stay stress-free. Yoga is beneficial to both mind and body. Yoga practitioners are healthier and happier than those who don't practice yoga. Yoga and meditation together can help in building synchronization of the body and mind. Negative thoughts, a variety of imbalances, or some neurological disorders can be dispelled off. It provides good sleep. Doing yoga in the morning can keep your energy activated for the rest of the day. It promotes blood circulation throughout the body allowing all the body organs to function properly. It enhances the flexibility of the human body by reducing fatigue and dizziness in the system.

Yoga serves as a unifying bond despite the religious barriers. It is appraised almost everywhere. Incorporation of yoga into the daily routine equates to physical fitness. Yoga begins with the preservation and respect of one's own uniqueness. The value of yoga in today's world is immeasurable.

Yoga brings peace to our universe. Last year the theme was, 'Yoga for health.' Yoga has it's origin in India itself and India is on the way to spreading the message and importance of yoga all over the world. Yoga makes us compassionate and composed too. The benefits of yoga are non-exhausting and it's high time for the world to understand its significance of it. It indeed serves as a mirror where we get to see the reflection of ourselves.

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