The 6th International Day of Yoga was celebrated on Sunday, June 21 with a message of Prime Minister Narendra Modi trying to convince peoples across the globe about its significance and effectiveness. Yoga brings people together and gives a message of universal brotherhood, PM Modi said. The world is realizing the potential of Yoga in the Coronavirus pandemic affected the world. People affected with coronavirus are taking the benefit of Yoga. Coronavirus hits our respiratory system and several breathing exercises like Pranayam and Anulom Vilom strengthen our respiratory system.
Taking part in the My Life-My Yoga video blogging contest during the coronavirus pandemic shows that enthusiasm for Yoga is increasing, he said. This year the theme of Yoga Day is Yoga at home, Yoga with family and when family members perform yoga, energy flows into the house. Therefore, this time, Yoga day is also a day of emotional Yoga and it is a day to increase our family bonding, PM Modi said. Anybody can embrace Yoga and day is not far away when the world will witness the success of health and happy humanity and Yoga can definitely help us make this happen, he said and appealed to the people to embrace Yoga as a daily routine activity. Yoga has emerged as a force for unity and it does not discriminate and goes beyond race, colour, gender, faith and nations, PM Modi said. Yoga enhances our quest for a healthier planet and it has emerged as a force for unity and deepens the bonds of humanity. Yoga helps in strengthening our respiratory and immune system which plays a crucial part in dealing with diseases, he added. Yoga gives us not only physical strength but also provides mental balance and emotional stability to confidently face the challenges before us. Prime Minister said, Yoga gives us the confidence and will power to overcome challenges in life and it also gives us peace of mind.