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UN International Day of Yoga 2024

Friday 21 June

Friday 21 June will be celebrated around the world as the 10th International Day of Yoga.

In recognition of the universal appeal of yoga, on 11 December 2014 the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga.

This annual event aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practising yoga.

This year we’re sharing:

  • An Iyengar Yoga demonstration in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 15th June
  • Geeta Iyengar’s special practice sequence for the day

Read on to find out more…

Trafalgar Square Demonstration, Saturday 15 June

Come and see Iyengar yoga on stage in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 15 June from 5-9pm, as part of the celebrations organised by the Nehru Centre, the cultural wing of the Indian High Commission in the UK.

International Day of Yoga Sequence from Geeta S. Iyengar

“We are all yoga sādhakās and sādhanā is our very breath, our prāna.
The United Nations has declared 21st June as the International Yoga Day, which will be celebrated all over the world.

For us every day is yoga day. However to respect this special day [the concept of which was suggested by Guruji] in a talk in Bangalore sometime in 2011- 2012, to respect Guruji, we have thought of a special practice programme for this day. Many students from across the world approached me if they could have a special sequence of practice for this day… the (summer) solstice.”

– Geeta Iyengar, 2015

The Sequence

Invocation to the Sage Patanjali

Invocation to Guru

Asana Practice



Urdhva Hastasana


Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

Adho Mukha Svanasana



Utthita Trikonasana

Utthita Parsvakonasana

Virabhadrasana I

Parivrtta Trikonasana


Prasarita Padottanasana


Janu Sirsasana

Adho Mukha Upavishtakonasana

Virasana – Parvatasana

Swastikasana – Parvatasana

Parsva Dandasana

Bharadvajasana I

Marichyasana III

Urdhva Mukha Svanasana



Adho Mukha Svanasana





Setu Bandha Sarvangasana


Sit in dhyana (meditation)

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