The World Marks International Day of Yoga

Published June 22nd, 2022 - 11:19 GMT

The International Day of Yoga is a worldwide annual celebration that takes place on June 21 since 2015, following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. Recently, countries have been paying more attention to yoga as a lifestyle and a positive mental health sport.

A yoga session to mark the International Day of Yoga was held with hundreds of participants at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Guatemala, Israel, Palestine, the US, Macedonia, and many more countries have taken part in the International Day of Yoga celebrations.

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A yoga seeker performs on the occasion of the International Yoga Day, standing on the archeo-astronomical site, the megalithic observatory "Kokino" in the north-eastern of the Republic of Macedonia, on June 21, 2022. (Photo by Robert ATANASOVSKI / AFP)

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) performs yoga with others to celebrate the International Day of Yoga in front of the Mysore Palace in Mysore on June 21, 2022. (Photo by Manjunath Kiran / AFP)

International Day of Yoga

Students participate in a yoga session to celebrate the International Day of Yoga at the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram on June 21, 2022. (Photo by Arun SANKAR / AFP)

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People participate in a mass yoga session on the occasion of the 8th International Day of Yoga in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on June 21, 2022. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)

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A woman takes part in a Yoga practice to celebrate the International Day of Yoga, in Antigua Guatemala on June 21, 2022. (Photo by Johan ORDONEZ / AFP)

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A karate student practices yoga at a dojo on the occasion of the 8th International Day of Yoga in the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank on June 21, 2022. (Photo by ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)

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A group of people participate in a yoga session to mark International Yoga Day on the beach in Miami Beach, Florida, on June 21, 2022. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP)

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Yoga enthusiasts perform yoga during an event organised by the Indian High Commission in Malaysia to mark International Yoga Day at Batu Caves temple in Gombak, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on June 21, 2022. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP)

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This aerial photo shows people practising yoga at a park in Handan in China's northern Hebei province on June 20, 2022, ahead of International Yoga Day on June 21. (Photo by AFP) / CHINA OUT

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A yoga seeker performs on the occasion of the International Yoga Day, standing on the archeo-astronomical site, the megalithic observatory "Kokino" in the north-eastern of the Republic of Macedonia, on June 21, 2022. (Photo by Robert ATANASOVSKI / AFP)
International Day of Yoga
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) performs yoga with others to celebrate the International Day of Yoga in front of the Mysore Palace in Mysore on June 21, 2022. (Photo by Manjunath Kiran / AFP)
International Day of Yoga
Students participate in a yoga session to celebrate the International Day of Yoga at the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram on June 21, 2022. (Photo by Arun SANKAR / AFP)
International Day of Yoga
People participate in a mass yoga session on the occasion of the 8th International Day of Yoga in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on June 21, 2022. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)
International Day of Yoga
A woman takes part in a Yoga practice to celebrate the International Day of Yoga, in Antigua Guatemala on June 21, 2022. (Photo by Johan ORDONEZ / AFP)
International Day of Yoga
A karate student practices yoga at a dojo on the occasion of the 8th International Day of Yoga in the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank on June 21, 2022. (Photo by ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
International Day of Yoga
A group of people participate in a yoga session to mark International Yoga Day on the beach in Miami Beach, Florida, on June 21, 2022. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP)
International Day of Yoga
Yoga enthusiasts perform yoga during an event organised by the Indian High Commission in Malaysia to mark International Yoga Day at Batu Caves temple in Gombak, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on June 21, 2022. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP)
International Day of Yoga
This aerial photo shows people practising yoga at a park in Handan in China's northern Hebei province on June 20, 2022, ahead of International Yoga Day on June 21. (Photo by AFP) / CHINA OUT