New York, June 21: The world is celebrating International Yoga Day on Monday with this year’s theme ‘Yoga For Wellness’. More than 3000 people filled New York’s Times Square to celebrate the day-long yoga festival on Sunday.
The yoga celebration under the theme ‘Solstice for Times Square 2021’ was attended by Consulate General of India, Randhir Jaiswal.
The seventh International Yoga Day focuses on practising yoga for physical and mental well-being.
People across the globe are now pursuing yoga – a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline – as a daily routine for good health and well-being.
At the present situation there is wide-spread concern over the pandemic’s impact on people’s physical and mental health. In this exacting phase, Yoga with its multi-faceted benefits, is proving to be of immense help to the public.
Yoga is more than a mere physical activity, and offers multiple health benefits and stress-relieving rewards to its regular practitioners.
Consistent practice of yoga helps to improve health and strengthen natural immunity. Practice of yoga is known to help in improving their metabolism, maintaining proper blood circulation, and reducing vulnerability to various ailments like respiratory disorders, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes etc.
Yoga also improves mental health and emotional resilience and enables people to cope with fear, anxiety, stress, boredom, depression and frustration, which are commonly reported in the present difficult times. IDY-2021, therefore, is a timely occasion to usher yoga in, into the thoughts and everyday lives of common people.