International Day of Yoga – Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide

International Day of Yoga - United Nations LogoInternational Yoga Day is celebrated worldwide on 21 June of each year. Yoga is an ancient tradition which has many applications. Individuals practice yoga all over the world, and gain benefit the asana poses and excercises bestow. Other forms of yoga still the mind within, and grant inner peace and stillness. The United Nations proclaimed International Day of Yoga in 2014. The day is growing in popularity each year. This year there will be observances with social distancing in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide

Hindu Council of Australia, in association with The Consulate General of India Sydney, cordially invite you for a free yoga event, to mark the occasion of the 5th International Yoga Day.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN address suggested the date of 21 June, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares a special significance in many parts of the world.

Yoga dates back as far as 5000 years in ancient India, yoga was considered a mental, physical, and spiritual way to practice meditation and transform the body and mind.

The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practising yoga, a physical, mental and spiritual practice.

Practising the postures, breathing exercises and meditation makes you healthier in body, mind and spirit. … What’s more, yoga: Improves muscle tone, flexibility, strength and stamina.

Drop-in for an energetic, spiritual and relaxing yoga sessions, by well-known Yoga practitioners

United Nations Proclamation:

Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolising the union of body and consciousness.

Today it is practised in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity.

Recognising its universal appeal, on 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga by resolution 69/131.

The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practising yoga.

Due Coronavirus restrictions in many nations, there may not be mass public observances in many places. Other places may have celebrations bounded by social distancing requirements. Others may have online observances.

Sydney Celebration – Castlereagh Street

International Day of Yoga - Sydney


Melbourne Celebration – Melbourne Cricket Ground

International Day of Yoga - Melbourne


Adelaide Celebration – Victoria Square

International Day of Yoga - Adelaide


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