International Yoga Day is celebrated on 21 June every year. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed the idea of an International Yoga Day in 2014.
Many yoga enthusiasts, including Bollywood celebrities like Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Kareena Kapoor, took to social media to share their messages.
Sharing a video of Bhramari Pranayama, Shilpa wrote: “BREATHE… it’s THE most important function that the body performs. Breathing right helps provide oxygen to the organs to perform all the crucial processes, from cognition to digestion to strengthening the immune system. So, on World Yoga Day, let’s start by practicing the Bhramari Pranayama.”
Kareena Kapoor posted her International Yoga Day image with a message: “For me, my yoga journey began in 2006 when I signed Tashan and Jab We Met… an incredible one… which kept me fit and strong.
Now after two babies and four months postpartum… this time I was just exhausted and in too much pain to get back but today I’m slowly and steadily getting back at it. My yoga time is my me time… and of course, consistency is key… so, keep at it people.”
Rupal Sidh, however, posted a video of Kareena Kapoor performing Suryanamaskar.
The photos of Indian Soldiers, Indian-Tibetan Border Police performing Yoga in Ladakh have also gone viral on Twitter.
An ITBP officer is even spotted performing Surya Namaskar in sub-zero temperature at 18,000 ft in Ladakh.
Here are the photos from Arunachal Pradesh where ITBP personnel of Animal Training School (ATS), Lohitpur perform yoga, with horses, on International YogaDay.