June 21st 2016 Second International Yoga Day. Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi first proposed the International Yoga Day on 21 June as it is the longest day , during his speech at UNGA (United Nations General Assembly). in September 2014.

Mr. Narendra Modi said that the date was the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, [shortest in the southern hemisphere], having special significance in many parts of the world. From the perspective of yoga, the summer solstice marks the transition to Dakshinayana. Shiva, the first yogi (Adi Yogi) is said to have begun imparting the knowledge of yoga to the rest of mankind on this day and became the first guru More >

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