The COVID-19 pandemic had an unprecedented impact on human health. Apart from the high death toll, it brought with it psychological suffering and mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. It lifted the veil on the inherent mental health challenges faced by humans across the globe.
Yoga was a crucial method that the world adopted in order to stay healthy and fight social isolation during the pandemic.
Yoga, an ancient physical, mental, and spiritual practice and wealth of knowledge that originated in India is now popular internationally. The UN proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga on 11 December, 2014.
The aim is to raise awareness about the benefits of yoga.
When the proposal was first introduced, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that yoga is not just about exercise but also about discovering a sense of oneness with yourself and the world, during his address to the 69th session of the General Assembly.