INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY 2021
THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA has been celebrated annually on 21 June since 2015,following its inception in the UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY in 2014. Yoga is a physical , mental and spiritual practice which originated in India . The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi , in his UN addresses in 2014, had suggested the date of 21 june , as it is the longest day of the year in northern hemisphere .
The UNITED NATIONS has been marked the day to raise awareness about the many benefits of practicing YOGA for people all over the world .
Yoga is considered to be an ancient practice that originated 5,000 years ago in India .Yoga was developed as a way to interconnect the mind , body and soul to step closer into enlightenment .
2021 Theme: Yoga for well-being
The Day will be marked at a time when COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend lives and livelihoods of people globally.
Beyond its immediate impact on physical health, the COVID-19 pandemic has also exacerbated psychological suffering and mental health problems, including depression and anxiety, as pandemic-related restrictions continue in various forms in many countries. This has highlighted the urgent need to address the mental health dimension of the pandemic, in addition to the physical health aspects.
The message of Yoga in promoting both the physical and mental well-being of humanity has never been more relevant. 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.
A new normal requires new habits and some creative thinking about your psychological well-being. Now that many of us are forced to work remotely full-time, need to take care of young and old family members during working hours, are feeling stuck or isolated, are separated from loved ones, and have reduced options for regular physical exercise and social activities, we must think differently and creatively about ways to keep healthy in mind and body.
To spread awareness about YOGA , THE AIR FORCE SCHOOL , CAMERO celebrated YOGA DAY virtually with zest and enthusiasm.