Since 2015, the world has celebrated International Yoga Day every year on 21st June, to commemorate the age old practice of physical, mental, and spiritual exercise. Even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic of this year, the global population, celebrities and sportspersons alike, observed Yoga Day Numerous icons from the country’s sports fraternity, cricketers and athletes alike, took to social media to share their Yoga Day celebration, from the comfort of their homes.
The concept of celebrating the Yoga Day was initiated at the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. June 21st was suggested as the ‘International Yoga Day’ by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, which also holds importance as the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
Many present and former Indian cricketers along with many athletes from the country took to social media today to share themselves performing Yoga through several photos and videos, as Twitter and Instagram filled with likewise posts.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 21, 2020
In these dark, difficult times, we are all looking for positivity. Yoga gives us mental & physical health, ensuring we stay fit on the inside & the outside. Let's work towards developing a healthy body and healthier mind. Stay Home, Stay Safe #InternationalYogaDay pic.twitter.com/M5rOpZUhIP
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 21, 2020
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 21, 2020
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 21, 2020
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) June 21, 2020
"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." 🧘♂️🧘♀️
— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) June 21, 2020
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) June 21, 2020
Yoga is one of the most important & integral practices for well being. It’s the best way to start your day & have it end with a happy feeling. Sit back and do some yoga, this #InternationalYogaDay. 🧘♂️ pic.twitter.com/1yaaZCVghg
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) June 21, 2020
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 21, 2020
योगस्थः कुरु कर्माणि संग त्यक्त्वा धनंजय। सिद्धयसिद्धयोः समो भूत्वा समत्वं योग उच्यते ॥ Be steadfast in yoga, O Arjuna. Perform your duty and abandon all attachment to success or failure. Such evenness of mind is called yoga. #internationalyogaday #internationalyogaday2020 pic.twitter.com/XOmsDXp57I
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) June 21, 2020
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 21, 2020
— Navdeep Saini (@navdeepsaini96) June 21, 2020
"Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame."
– B.K.S. Iyengar.
Practicing the butterfly asana to achieve harmony of the body, mind and soul to brighten my inner fire of will. #InternationalYogaDay #YogaDay pic.twitter.com/Fm0Rzmk4oQ
— Leander Paes (@Leander) June 21, 2020
अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस की सभी देशवासियों को बधाई व शुभकामनाएं।योग स्वास्थ्य का सबसे अहम साधन है। इस कोरोना काल में आप योग करके अपने स्वास्थ्य को ठीक रख सकते हैं। घर रहकर भी जो कर सकते हैं। योगी रहेगा हमेशा निरोगी।#HappyInternationalYogaDay pic.twitter.com/k8Gtkn05W0
— Babita Phogat (@BabitaPhogat) June 21, 2020
— Dadi Chandro Tomar (@realshooterdadi) June 21, 2020
Yoga has been with us since times unknown and is one of the most effective health practices of all. Switch to a healthier lifestyle and take the pledge to be happier this #InternationalYogaDay @bankofbaroda https://t.co/l84FAjnsjP
— Pvsindhu (@Pvsindhu1) June 21, 2020
🧘♀️ yoga is the journey of the self to the self through the self.
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL YOGA 🧘♀️ DAY . pic.twitter.com/lox0ZQjVol
— Lovlina Borgohain (@LovlinaBorgohai) June 21, 2020
— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) June 21, 2020
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'Yoga is the journey of the self, to the self, through the self'. On the eve of International Yoga Day let's all make it a point to practice Yoga and stay fit. Happy International Yoga Day! #internationalyogaday #worldyogaday #internationaldayofyoga #yogaday #harmeetdesai #athlete #sports #sportsmanship #sportsforlife #tabletennis #yoga #fitnessfreak #stayfitstayhealthy #tt #surat #gujarat #india #healthy #athlete #tabletennisplayer #quanrantineandchill #stayhomestaysafe #instagram #grampost #yogaforlife #innerpeace #yogafitness
अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस की बधाई व शुभकामनाएं।
शारीरिक, मानसिक व अध्यात्मिक शिक्षा का मूलमंत्र योगा हमारे जीवन जीने की सच्ची कला है।
इस वर्ष #COVID19 के चलते घर पर रहकर योग करें।
हर रोज करो योग, जीवन भर रहो निरोग। pic.twitter.com/lKy0glJaBz
— Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) June 21, 2020
Happy #InternationalYogaDay! 🧘♂️
— ITTF World (@ittfworld) June 21, 2020