The UN declared June 21 the International Day of Yoga in 2014 after the proposal received a record-high number of co-sponsors in less than three months.

Indian Embassy Invites Moroccan Yoga Enthusiasts to Virtual Sessions
Yoga is a 5,000-year-old practice with origins in the Indus-Sarasvati civilization in northern India.
Morgan Hekking holds a BA in International Relations from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.