The International Yoga Day has been celebrated since 2015, a year after it was introduced at the United Nations General Assembly. In the last seven years, it has been promoted in close association with India’s sporting culture by some of India’s premier athletes.
From Virat Kohli to Hardik Pandya, from Saina Nehwal to Babita Phogat, athletes every year take to their social media accounts to post their yoga images and videos on June 21.
The seventh celebration of the day was no exception as several of India’s athletes took to Twitter in the essence of International Yoga Day.
Starting with the former India women’s cricket team captain, Mithali Raj, who recently announced her retirement from international cricket after a career of 23 illustrious years.
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) June 21, 2022
Here’s boxer Nikhat Zareen, who recently became only the fifth Indian to win a gold medal at the IBA World Boxing Championships.
One of the greatest benefits of yoga is that it will never dim, once lit, the brighter the flame will always remain. Practice Yoga. Here’s wishing everyone a Happy International Yoga Day!🧘🏻♀️#InternationalDayofYoga pic.twitter.com/UTrahjqdR8
— Nikhat Zareen (@nikhat_zareen) June 21, 2022
The most authentic ‘Surya Namaskar’, if there ever was one.
Wishing good health to everyone on International Yoga Day 🧘♂️ pic.twitter.com/5gmsACjbGe
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) June 21, 2022
Rani Rampal has had a busy past few weeks, the Indian women’s hockey team captain recently made her 250th appearance against Belgium in the FIH Hockey Pro League encounter in Antwerp, Belgium.
Strengthen and synchronize your body, mind and spirit for a healthy and happy life. On this International Yoga Day, start a new life with yoga.
— Rani Rampal (@imranirampal) June 21, 2022
Cheteshwar Pujara is currently part of the India squad in England for the one-off Test in early July.
Yoga can help you achieve a healthy body and a calm mind, which ultimately leads to a happier life. This #InternationalDayofYoga try practicing Yoga yourself to lead a healthy and peaceful life. pic.twitter.com/UyIqHjRqin
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) June 21, 2022
Here are more for the International Yoga Day gallery.
The secret 🔮 to swifter moves, leaner jumps & fitter grips 🧘♂️ pic.twitter.com/gt80Pz9apB
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) June 21, 2022
Stretch your limits-mental, physical & spiritual through practicing yoga. Letting go&staying detached while being fully involved are two things yoga has taught me.I regularly practice yoga asanas&also imbibe its msg in my daily life.Wishing you all a happy #InternationalYogaDay2022 pic.twitter.com/56wZmMTXcR
— Unmukt Chand (@UnmuktChand9) June 21, 2022
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) June 21, 2022
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 21, 2022