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International Yoga Day 2021: Bollywood celebrities encourage fans to adopt yoga

India is celebrating International Yoga Day 2021 today on 21st June. The first Yoga Day was celebrated in 2015 after India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in his address to the United Nations General Assembly proposed it on 27 September 2014. Know all the updates from around the world about how people are celebrating Yoga Day.

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New Delhi Updated on: June 21, 2021 23:30 IST
PM Modi to address nation, here's how India is celebrating
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PM Modi to address nation, here's how India is celebrating

India is celebrating International Yoga Day 2021 today on 21st June. The first Yoga Day was celebrated in 2015 after India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in his address to the United Nations General Assembly proposed it on 27 September 2014. Yoga has always been considered the most effective way to stay healthy while at home. During the covid pandemic, the importance of yoga has increased even more. Know all the updates from around the world about how people are celebrating Yoga Day.

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  • 9:37 PM (IST) Posted by Prerna Yadav

    Dharmendra practices water aerobics on International Yoga Day; watch video

    On International Yoga Day, Dharmendra posted a video of doing water aerobics. Sharing it he wrote in the caption, "Friends, Today on this international yoga day ... josh aa gaya....I have started my water aerobics in the evening too. It is a fun to do your aerobics against the current of water. Hope you will like it."

  • 9:13 PM (IST) Posted by Prerna Yadav

    Maniesh Paul's hilarious post on Yoga Day: 'Ek din YOGA mujhse bhi hoga'

    Maniesh Paul shared a picture of himself along with a caption, " "I swear i was trying the SAVAASAN!! Guys pls do YOGA...it had a lot of benefits...im also trying....ek din YOGA mujhse bhi hoga.... #internationalyogaday #mp #life #yoga #day #blessed".

  • 5:40 PM (IST) Posted by Prerna Yadav

    Video: Malaika Arora shares, 'It’s yoga day EVERYDAY because Yoga is a way of life'

    On International Yoga Day, Malaika Arora shared a video in which she revealed that for her Yoga is a way of life. Malaika wrote, "Namaste everybody! For me, it’s yoga day EVERYDAY because Yoga is a way of life as it has taught me so much more than I can pen down here. However, let me take this opportunity and wish all of you’ll a happy International Day Of Yoga."

  • 5:04 PM (IST) Posted by Prerna Yadav

    Mom-to-be Dia Mirza shares gorgeous photos on International Yoga Day

    On International Yoga Day, Dia Mirza shared a series of photos on her Instagram account, where she is seen doing pranayamas. Her post caption read, “Aligning the mind, body and soul with a daily practice of breathing, stretching and meditating. Lucky to have this open green space so i can be with nature. Being with nature strengthens the immune system, sharpens our senses and improves general sense of wellbeing. Also brings JOY. Miss you @abhisheksharmayogafitness!Let’s do yoga and take new pictures please. P.S. – These are #ThrowBack pictures. #InternationalYogaDay #Yoga #YogaDay #ForNature.”

  • 4:56 PM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri

    Twinkle Khanna says yoga helps keep her ‘inner werewolf at bay’

  • 4:46 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Kareena Kapoor shares fitness woes post pregnancy

    Taking to Instagram Kareena Kapoor shared about her yoga journey and how pregnancy made her feel exhausted. "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. On that note, I'm going to #StretchLikeACat and hope you do too," she captioned the post as she flexed some muscles.

  • 4:11 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Ravi Kishan practices Yoga

    Actor-politician Ravi Kishan to his verified Instagram account to share a bunch of posts on International yoga day 2021. He shared some pictures and videos of himself practising yoga asanas and breathing exercises. 

  • 3:26 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Actress Pooja Batra encourages all to do yoga

    Sharing a quote by B.K.S. Iyengar, actress Pooja Batra posted a video of herself doing a headstand. Sharing the video, she wrote, "Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame." 

  • 2:01 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Tahira Kashyap asks 'kya yoga se hi akhir hoga?'

    Tahira Kashyap has an interesting post on Yoga Day. She says, "Looking at my timeline today is making me feel like this… matlab this yoga day am I the only odd one out major fomo looking at #internationalyogaday photo’s ! Is it about time I let the kapalbhati’s of the world intrude my life? kya yoga se hi akhir hoga?"

  • 1:59 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Kavita Kaushik: Yog is your best friend, makes you stronger

    "No fancy quote today, just the fact that Yog is your best friend, makes you stronger, keeps you busy with healthy company always, is super fun while being a sweet pain in the ass n more places , and will be your biggest support when times are tough.," says Kavita kaushik.

  • 1:02 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Kajol: Yoga, you had me at Shavasana

    Actor Kajol shares a hilarious post on the occasion of International Yoga Day 2021. Taking to social media, she shared a still from her film DDLJ in which she can be seen sleeping and wrote, "Yoga, you had me at Shavasana."

  • 12:44 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Karisma Kapoor's dog joins her for Yoga Day workout

     

  • 12:17 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Kareena remembers doing Vrikshasana on the beach

    Taking to Instagram stories, she shared a throwback picture of herself performing yoga on the beach. 

    India Tv - Kareena remembers doing Vrikshasana on the beach

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    Kareena remembers doing Vrikshasana on the beach

  • 11:47 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Siddhant Chaturvedi shares picture doing aerial yoga

  • 11:45 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Alia Bhatt shares video with her cat

    Actress Alia Bhatt shares a hilarious video of her cat's reaction to the actress doing yogasanas.

  • 11:10 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Amitabh Bachchan wishes fans on Yoga Day 2021

    Calling "Yoga .. the best friend of your body," Amitabh Bachchan wishes fans on Yoga Day 2021.

  • 11:01 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Kiren Rijiju appeals to take Covid vaccine on Yoga Day

    Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday called for making yoga an integral part of everyday lives. Speaking to India TV, Rijiju said that the significance of Yoga has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic. He said that Yoga is a wonderful gift for all as is the path to wellness and healing both mind and body. 

    Rijiju said that Yoga is more than exercises that "keeps us fit". "It should be made part of our curriculum. Yoga is an immortal gift from India to the world," he said.

    Rijiju noted that International Yoga Day 2021 is being celebrated at a juncture when India and the world are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. He also urged the people to come out of their homes and take Covid-19 vaccines.

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  • 10:12 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Twitterati celebrate by sharing their pics, thoughts & quotes on yoga

    On 7th International Day of Yoga, PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation and said in this difficult time, even as people are in so much trouble, they could forget Yoga or ignore it. Not only this but the social media got filled with wishes coming in from not just celebrities but also common people who shared their pictures doing yoga, thoughts and even quotes.

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  • 10:04 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    On International Yoga Day 2021, Kangana Ranaut thanks Lord Shiva to give humanity the gift of knowledge

    "On this auspicious occasion of #internationalyogaday I want to thank and remember the one and only Guru of all Gurus, the first Yogi, the celestial being who was called Yakshroopa which also means an alien who came from else where on this planet to give humanity the gift of knowledge.
    That yogi who gave us the gift of Yoga was called the Aadiyogi means the very first yogi…. Also known as Lord Shiva. He does not get enough credit for his contributions to humanity even though he continues to prevail among us through his many gifts like Yoga. I bow down to him and thank him for giving us the gift of Yoga through Sapt (Seven ) Rishis…. #internationalyogaday Om Namah Shivaya," says Kangana Ranaut.

  • 10:01 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Neetu Kapoor performs yoga with daughter Riddhima

    Veteran Bollywood actress Neetu Kapoor performs yoga with daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni and granddaughter Samara. Sharing the post, she said, "If there is one thing, we have learnt in this pandemic, is the importance of physical and mental well being. And working towards health goals have never been so relevant. Hence, it is no surprise, the theme of this year's, International Yoga Day 2021, is 'Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family'. To celebrate Yoga's holistic approach and to promote physical and mental health, but within constraints of social distancing, we practised yoga, as a family - Three generations together today!"

    Riddhima also shared a video of her exercising with her mother Neetu Kapoor. 

  • 9:42 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    My antidote during covid was pranayama and yoga, says Shilpa Shetty

    Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, who is a yoga enthusiast, encourages all to adopt yoga in your daily life. The actress says it is important to dedicate a few hours of the week to exercise as it helps a lot in staying healthy especially during the covid pandemic. Shilpa's family tested positive for Covid last month. Talking about the precautions her family took, the actress said that bhramari pranayama helped them a lot to combat the disease. She said that her family was able to get out of it quickly because they have been doing yoga daily.

    Shilpa Shetty also advocates that yoga helps keep the mental balance as it calms the mind. It relieves stress and keeps depression at bay. She said, "I seem cheerful all the time but this doesn't mean that I do not feel low. This is because I release my tensions by doing yoga especially during the age of COVID when a lot of negative thoughts surround you." 

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  • 9:21 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Sara Ali Khan: Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self

    Bollywood actress Sara Ali Khan shares a picture doing vrakshasana on the occasion of International Yoga Day. The actress says, "Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self."

  • 9:09 AM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Yogasanas by Swami Ramdev for weight loss and six-pack abs

    On International Yoga Day 2021, Swami Ramdev joined India TV for a special program encouraging all to practice yoga every day. He also shared tips and yogaasans for weight loss, six-pack abs and mental health. For more details click here!

  • 8:29 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    World renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates 'Yoga For Wellness' art on International Day Of Yoga at Puri beach in Odisha.

  • 8:26 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Yogasanas that should be performed by children for better physical, mental health

    International Yoga Day 2021: Yoga not only includes just asanas but also different Pranayamas (breathing techniques) and meditation that teaches kids patience and helps them overcome mental stress. Here are some Yoga Asanas and Pranayamas that help better physical and mental health in children.

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  • 8:25 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Yogasanas that individuals can perform across all ages

    International Yoga Day 2021: Barring those who have had recent surgery or complain of extreme joint pain in addition to cardiovascular/ pulmonary conditions, yoga can be done by anyone! During these difficult times, families have gotten closer and what better way to spend quality time together while taking care of the whole family together?

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  • 8:21 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Anupam Kher celebrates Yoga Day 2021 by performing asanas

    Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher shares pictures of performing yogasanas on Monday. The actor shares that in his personal life, yoga has not only kept him physically balanced but has also given him the mental strength to deal with any situation. Wishing his fans on International Yoga Day 2021, the actor says this gift of India to the world is unique. 

  • 8:13 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Swami Ramdev shares benefits of pranayamas

    Swami Ramdev suggests doing pranayamas daily to stay protected from the coronavirus as well as many other diseases. He says yoga ensures the balance between mind, body and soul. He adds diseases like thyroid, lung cancer, digestive problems and others will stay away. Also, yoga plays an important role in relieving stress and depression.

  • 8:12 AM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Breathing exercises have proved beneficial during COVID

    Swami Ramdev says breathing exercises or pranayams have been very beneficial for people during the times of the COVID pandemic. He adds if your respiratory system is strong not only it will protect an individual from coronavirus but many other diseases like asthma, bronchitis among many others.

  • 8:08 AM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Celebrate International Yoga Day with Swami Ramdev

    On International Yoga Day 2021, Swami Ramdev joins India TV for a special program. 

  • 7:45 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    On International Yoga Day 2021, ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) personnel perform Yoga asanas at an altitude of 18,000 ft in Ladakh. On the other hand, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan performs Yoga at Maharaja Agrasen Park.

  • 7:24 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya: Yoga helps boosting immunity

    Extending wishes on International Yoga Day, Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya said the immunity of the body can be enhanced by performing regular yoga, exercises and 'pranayama'. In his message, Arya said yoga is an invaluable gift of the ancient Indian tradition and the art of leading a healthy life.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been promoting yoga on a humanity basis to maintain the health of the people across the world. Yoga practice has got recognition at international level due to the efforts made by the Prime Minister.

    He said doctors and experts across the world believe that the impact of coronavirus can be decreased by practicing yoga and boosting the immunity of the body. In such a situation, the importance of yoga has been increased.

  • 7:20 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Prashant Agarwal, President of Narayan Seva Sansthan (NSS) Said, “The Pandemic has made every single person to be confined indoors. This has caused many people to lose focus on their Fitness. NSS will be organizing Digital Yoga Day for Divyangjan on International Yoga Day. This is an initiative to include the differently-abled to be able to learn Yoga online. Yoga is known to be the most effective way to be fit. With an international proclamation, Yoga has proved to be a part of every single human being's life. The pandemic has also reinforced the confidence of people in Yoga through various multiple breathing exercises which help individuals to keep their breathing capacities strong and even make them fit. The online Yoga session conducted will allow the differently-abled to learn various Asanas which would prove to be useful for the differently-abled. At the moment the differently-abled are not focusing on fitness as they have been restricted further in their movement by staying at home. This initiative shall be fruitful in giving them a long-term relief and imbibe this as a regular habit of keeping fit.”

  • 7:11 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath: Yoga is for mind, body and soul

    UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath advises everyone to perform yoga at home during this ongoing Covid pandemic and maintain your well-being. He suggests doing yoga for physical and mental health by taking care of the covid protocol. He lauds PM Modi for initiating the celebrations.

  • 6:58 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    PM Modi addresses nation on International Yoga Day 2021

    The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, addresses the nation on International Yoga Day 2021. He says, today when the whole world is fighting the coronavirus pandemic, yoga remains a ray of hope and Covid hasn't waned the enthusiasm of this day. He adds while Yoga is not an age-old culture for most countries of the world, still, in this difficult time, people have not forgotten it or ignored it. On the contrary, the enthusiasm of yoga has increased among the people, love for yoga has increased.

    PM Modi says yoga became a great medium of self-confidence when the invisible coronavirus had knocked the world. No country was ready for it, but yoga helped many heal and strengthen their physical and mental being. "Doctors have used Yoga as an armour to treat patients. There are pictures of hospitals, with doctors, nurses teaching Yoga performing breathing exercises like Anulom Vilom Prāṇāyāma. International experts have said that these exercises strengthen the breathing system," says PM Modi.

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  • 6:51 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Theme, benefits of Yoga and everything you need to know

    Apart from physical and mental relaxation, Yoga also helps develop strength, flexibility and immunity. This is especially important in times of the ongoing pandemic when the mental and physical health of people has come under dire stress. The theme for this year's Yoga Day is 'Yoga for Well-Being' and how the practice of Yoga can promote the holistic health of every individual.

    Know everything you should know about this day here

  • 6:49 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Send International Yoga Day 2021 to your loved ones

    Multiple health experts suggest the ancient practice of yoga, which has its roots in India can help from increasing one's immunity to improving the function of vital organs of the body. On this International Yoga Day, motivate your loved ones to practise yoga and stay healthy. Send these yoga day wishes, quotes, HD images, SMS, Facebook status, wallpapers and WhatsApp messages to your loved ones.

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  • 6:46 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Shilpa Shetty to Kangana Ranaut B-town celebs who swear by yoga

    Bollywood celebrities and their love for yoga is not new. The actors not only work hard in the gym but also swear by yoga for a healthy mind and body. As the world celebrates Yoga Day on June 21, let us have a look at the celebrities who chose yoga as their way of life.

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  • 6:45 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    10 Yoga asanas and their benefits

    With the threat of the third wave of Covid19, it has become necessary to keep yourself fit while staying at home. Yoga is the best way to stay healthy. On this International Yoga Day 2021, do these 10 yogasanas and know their benefits.

    India Tv - 10 Yoga asanas and their benefits

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    10 Yoga asanas and their benefits

     

  • 6:21 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Swami Ramdev performs yoga asanas in Haridwar

    To celebrate the occasion of International Yoga Day 2021, Yog Guru Swami Ramdev along with Acharya Balkrishna performs yoga asanas at Niramayam Yoggram Village in Haridwar, Uttarakhand. Children and many other people also attend the event and perfrom yoga with them.

     

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