Washington, DC: On the occasion of the seventh International Day of Yoga (IDY 2021), the US Department of State on Monday said that the ancient discipline connects people around the world, including over 37 people from the United States.
Taking to Twitter, the US State Department: “Happy InternationalDayOfYoga! The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or unite. This ancient discipline from India connects people around the world, including over 37 million people in the United States who practice yoga.”
On the occasion, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President Volkan Bozkir said that yoga was a lifeline during the Covid-19 lockdown as it helps to maintain physical wellbeing and manage the stress of uncertainty and isolation.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated the consequences of poor global health, the social and economic consequences have been devastating for many around the world. Yoga was a lifeline during lockdown,” Bozkir said in a statement on Monday.
India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti on Monday stressed on practicing Yoga for physical and mental well-being on the occasion of the seventh International Day of Yoga.
“Yoga has particularly emerged as a powerful tool to reduce the impact of stress and help with anxiety and depression during the pandemic,” said Tirumurti.