By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Jun 20, 2020 16:09 IST
International Yoga Day 2020: Gift yourself a healthy life and stay physically fit and mentally healthy

Yoga a boon for healthy mind and body experts say. Yoga is also a wonderful way of maintaining a healthy body and sound mind. It is an age-old practice that originated in India and now the world practices it. The Prime Minister of India in his speech stated that "Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being."

Yoga meditation is something that can cure the entire body. Yoga day is celebrated every year on June 21, with the sincere initiative of India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi's speech given at United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Yoga embodies the unity of mind and body; action and thought; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; and a holistic approach to health and well-being. The word yoga signifies union. Via yoga, you can explore the very dynamics of life in depth.

Yoga is much more than only burning calories and body toning. It's a mind-body exercise where you have postures that strengthen and stretch along with deep breathing exercises to calm your mind and body. There are various yoga poses which you can practice.

Benefits of yoga- Some of the benefits are-

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Yoga is helpful for children's intellectual, physical, and emotional growth.

Yoga aims to relieve stress and anxiety in this environment of fierce competition.

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It assists in increasing strength, controlling pain, strengthening performance, memory and focus.

In addition to these benefits, yoga also helps in spine flexibility, induces relaxation and reinforces lower back. International Yoga Day is celebrated globally to make people aware of yoga and its ultimate benefits and to have a balanced mind and body.