The entire country is rejoicing in the colours of Yoga on the eve of the International Yoga Day, or simply Yoga day. The 21st of June was officially declared as the yoga day by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India some 3,500 years ago. The 21st of June was specifically chosen since it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, thus, sharing a special significance in many parts around the world.
Yoga has a special importance in the world of sports. It assists the muscles, ligaments, and tendons to move have a full range of motion, thus developing balance and core strength, thus proving to be of big benefit to athletes.
Moreover, the mind-body coordination that yoga boosts is of prime importance for athletes to develop mental concentration and acuity.
While everyone, from politicians to celebrities posting their yoga videos, here are some of the best yoga tweets from the sports fraternity around the world:
— Rajat Chauhan (@Rajat_archer) June 21, 2019
Thanks to @narendramodi ji's leadership, now whole world is celebrating 21st June as #InternationalDayofYoga Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports asks all it's organisations to organise #YogaDay
I appeal all the players & youths to actively participate in the #YogaDay2019 pic.twitter.com/BcTfZLuXCp
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) June 20, 2019
Yoga-the poetry of movements makes you stand tall like the mountains, strengthening your core and helping you better your life every day. Celebrating #YogaDay2019 #InternationalDayofYoga #YogaForAll pic.twitter.com/gxjFy6WRsy
— P.T. USHA (@PTUshaOfficial) June 21, 2019
स्वस्थ तन,शांत मन और एकाग्रता के लिए योग से सरल कोई विधा नहीं है…!
— geeta phogat (@geeta_phogat) June 21, 2019
Happy International Yoga day ??♂️ pic.twitter.com/OuIJ4kVRfj
— Sushil Kumar (@WrestlerSushil) June 21, 2019
Making #Yoga a competitive sport. Is it fact or fiction? Read how Shruthi Kumar from Team USA represented #USIndia at World Championship of Yoga Sports in Beijing. It is a fact now, #yoga focuses on strength flexibility & balance https://t.co/8yMEM5uH6a @SPANmag #IDY2019 #YogaDay pic.twitter.com/d9N3B07eC2
— US Consulate Chennai (@USAndChennai) June 21, 2019
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 21, 2019
— Sandesh Jhingan (@SandeshJhingan) June 21, 2019
— Team Gautam Gambhir (@gautamgambhir97) June 21, 2019
— Jhulan Goswami (@JhulanG10) June 21, 2019