Download Yoga Locator App | Download Bhuvan App - | Bhuvan Yoga App Help
172 Days to Go

IDY Blog

Year-long Yoga

yoga award

Cultivate Yoga as a habit – let it be a lifelong Celebration of well-being

We are living in a world that is hugely demanding and rapidly changing. What you might think is latest big thing will not take much time in becoming old and forgotten. The times in which we live demand speed and high levels of performance. And with these high demands come pressure and stress. In order to fight stress and navigate these troubled times, Yoga is the only solution within reach.

It’s therefore no surprise that many people who have tried out everything from the gym to the latest fads in fitness, are now turning towards Yoga for happiness and peace of mind.

The power of Yoga is well known. From curing ailments to establishing a healthy lifestyle, Yoga fits in every sphere of life. It was to serve this objective that the International Day of Yoga (IDY) was proposed by Prime Minister Modi at the 69thsession of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27, 2014. The world celebrates the Day every year on 21st June and soaks in the benefits of Yoga. In India, various Yoga institutes organize activities to mark IDY and use the occasion to reach out to the people with the message of Yoga.  Group Yoga demonstrations are organized in different parts of the country - virtually every village and town - where people from all age groups come together to perform Yoga asanas and reflect on the rewards of their pursuit.

The International Day of Yoga will be celebrated on 21st June this year also, and the preparations are in full swing everywhere. Yoga enthusiasts look forward to the Day, which will in all certainty be a memorable occasion, with enthusiasm. A large number of people will participate in various activities that will take place throughout India. But the moot question that arises here is whether the experience of holistic wellbeing is meant to last just a Day? Should all the focus on Yoga end upon the conclusion of IDY?

Ministry of AYUSH, which is given the mandate of coordinating all IDY-related activities in India has now come up with a plan to make IDY the starting point of a year-long cycle of Yoga activities. This programme, called Year-long Yoga, will essentially be an annual calendar of mega Yoga events across the country endorsed by the Ministry, with the eventual aim of making Yoga an activity of everyday life. One shouldn’t just dedicate one Day every year to the practice Yoga and be done with it, but cultivate it as a life-long habit.

Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. The many centuries of history behind Yoga clearly supports the fact that we need it in our lives, not on a temporary basis but as a prized habit that helps us evolve. Let us work together to make Yoga a part of the daily lives of Indians and help to make India a healthier country. Join the Ministry of AYUSH by becoming a partner of Year-long Yoga.

The Ministry of AYUSH invites all Yoga institutions to propose important events planned or scheduled between 21 June 2019 and 20 June 2020 for inclusion in the Year-long YogaCalendar, which will have immense visibility owing to the Mnistry’s endorsement. It is requested to propose such events in which there is a substantial component of free Yoga training, and in which the expected number of participants is not less than 1000.

Your proposals may please be sent to:

(Post Date:- 2019-06-02 18:30:00)


Website Policies

Copyright policy

Material featured on this site may be reproduced free of charge in any format or media without requiring specific permission. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not being used in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context. Where the material is being published or issued to others, the source must be prominently acknowledged. However, the permission to reproduce this material does not extend to any material on this site, which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

Hyperlinking policy

Links to external websites/portals

At some places in this website, you may find links to other websites/portals. This links have been placed for your convenience. AYUSH is not responsible for the contents and reliability of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in them. Mere presence of the link or its listing on this website should not be assumed as endorsement of any kind. AYUSH can neither guarantee that these links will work all the time nor it has any control over availability of linked pages.

Links to AYUSH website by other websites

AYUSH does not object to linking directly to the information that is hosted on this website and no prior permission is required for the same. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The pages belonging to this website must load into a newly opened browser window of the User.

Privacy policy

As a general rule, this website does not collect Personal Information about you when you visit the site. You can generally visit the site without revealing Personal Information, unless you choose to provide such information. The information received depends upon what you do when visiting the site.

Site visit data

This website records your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes - your server’s address; the name of the top-level domain from which you access the Internet (for example, .gov, .com, .in, etc); the type of browser you use; the date and time you access the site; the pages you have accessed and the documents downloaded and the previous Internet address from which you linked directly to the site.

We will not identify users or their browsing activities, except when where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the service provider’s logs.


A cookie is a piece of information that an Internet web site sends to your browser when you access information at that site. This site does not use cookies.

Email management - collection of Personal Information Your email address will only be recorded if you choose to send a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to a mailing list. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and will not be disclosed, without your consent.
If you are asked for any other Personal Information you will be informed how it will be used if you choose to give it.
If at any time you believe the principles referred to in this privacy statement have not been followed, or have any other comments on these principles, please notify the webmaster through the contact us page.

Note : The use of the term “Personal Information” in this privacy statement refers to any information from which your identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained.



We are committed to ensure that the Ministry of Ayush - Yoga Website of India is accessible to all users irrespective of device in use, technology or ability. It has been built, with an aim, to provide maximum accessibility and usability to its visitors particularly for people with disabilities. For example, a user with visual disability can access this Website using assistive technologies, such as screen readers and magnifiers.

We also aim to be standards compliant and follow principles of usability and universal design, which should help all visitors of this Website.

This Website is designed to meet priority 2 (level AA) of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 laid down by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Part of the information in the Website is also made available through links to external Web sites.

External Web sites are maintained by the respective agencies that are responsible for making these sites accessible.

If you have any problem or suggestion regarding the accessibility of this Ministry of Ayush - Yoga Website pleases use the 'Feedback' or 'Contact Us' page to enable us to respond in a helpful manner.



This official website of AYUSH, Government of India; has been developed to provide information to the general public.

Though all efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the content on this website, the same should not be construed as a statement of law or used for any legal purposes. Incase of any ambiguity or doubts, users are advised to verify/check with AYUSH and/or other source(s), and to obtain appropriate professional advice.

Under no circumstances will AYUSH be liable for any expense, loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any expense, loss or damage whatsoever arising from use, or loss of use, of data, arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Indian Laws. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of India.

The information posted on this website could include hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by non-government/private organizations. AYUSH is providing these links and pointers solely for your information and convenience. When you select a link to an outside website, you are leaving the AYUSH website and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website.


Web Information Manager

Prof. Suptendra Nath Sarbadhikari <br/> Project Director, Centre for Health Informatics, <br/> National Health Portal <br/> NIHFW, Munirka, <br/> New Delhi 110067 <br/> Phone: +91-11-26165959 Extn. 398 <br/> Email: s.n.sarbadhikari [at] nic [dot] in