5th International Yoga Day celebrated at Yangon stadium

15 June 2019
5th International Yoga Day celebrated at Yangon stadium
Photo: Thura/Mizzima

A celebration of the 5th International Day of Yoga was organized on June 15 in Yangon with a mass yoga demonstration at Thuwunna National indoor stadium.

Hundreds of people took part running through a range of yoga moves, breathing and asana.

On December 11, 2014, the UN approved the resolution to establish 21st June as "International Day of Yoga". In its resolution, the UN recognized that Yoga provides a holistic approach to health and well-being and wider dissemination of information about the benefits of practicing Yoga for the health of the world population. Yoga also brings harmony in all walks of life and thus, is known for disease prevention, health promotion and management of many lifestyle-related disorders.

This year the event was held in Yangon on 15 June ahead of day.

The event was arranged with the help of the Indian Embassy and Yangon government.