The message of Yoga in promoting both the physical and mental well-being of humanity has never been more relevant than in today’s times. A growing trend of people around the world embracing Yoga to stay healthy and rejuvenated and to fight social isolation and depression has been witnessed during the pandemic. Yoga is also playing a significant role in the psycho-social care and rehabilitation of COVID-19 patients in quarantine and isolation. It is particularly helpful in allaying their fears and anxiety.
Recognizing this important role of Yoga, this year’s commemoration of the International Day of Yoga focuses on “Yoga for well-being” – how the practice of Yoga can promote the holistic health of every individual.
The United Nations offers yoga resources to its personnel and others on the COVID-19 portal’s section on Wellness.
The World Health Organization mentions yoga as a means to improve health in its Global action plan on physical activity 2018–2030: more active people for a healthier world.
UNICEF says kids can practice many yoga poses without any risk and get the same benefits that adults do. These benefits include increased flexibility and fitness, mindfulness and relaxation.
2021 virtual event
The Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations invites you to an online celebration of the 7th annual International Yoga Day on 21 June 2021, from 8:30 to 10:00 am EST, to be broadcast live on UN WebTV.
The event will open with messages from the President of the United Nations General Assembly and the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, which will be followed by demonstrations of Yoga exercises (asanas) to improve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and an Interactive panel discussion on “Yoga for well-being.”
This Year, Consulate General of India, New York will be celebrating International Day of Yoga 2021 on the following dates and venues.
1. June 20, 2021
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Times Square (between 47 & 48 street)
Organized by Consulate General of India, New York & Times Square Alliance
2. June 20, 2021
Time: 10:00 am onward
200 Liberty State Park, Morris Pesin drive,
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Parking Lot #4 & Field “F”
Organized by Consulate General of India, New York & Federation of Indian Associations NY-NJ-CT
3. June 21, 2021
Time: 09:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dilworth ParkLocated in Philadelphia City Hall
1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Organized by Consulate General of India, New York & Council Of Indian Organizations in Greater Philadelphia