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Parliament's celebrations of the eighth International Day of Yoga on 21 June 2022

EDM (Early Day Motion) 192: tabled on 21 June 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House joins the whole world in celebrating the eighth International Day of Yoga on 21 June 2022, first adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015 with the unprecedented support of 177 countries; recalls, at a time when the world is seeking peace and well-being for every individual and every nation, the great words of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in proposing this annual international event in 2014 that yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition, embodying unity of mind and body, a holistic approach to health and well-being, a means to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature; notes that extensive medical research has shown that yoga has proven health benefits for a wide range of physical and mental disorders; urges that yoga be included in the prevention and well-being initiatives within the NHS for patients and staff, along with the variety of other modalities from India’s traditional sciences; recommends that yoga is made widely available throughout all levels of the education system to bring balance and harmony to all students and teachers; encourages all sectors of business and industry to make yoga learning widely-available and provide facilities for its practice in all workplaces to improve the well-being and productivity of all employees; and calls on the Government to introduce Chairs of Yoga in all Medical Schools so that upcoming generations of doctors gain a thorough grounding in this time-tested knowledge of health and well-being for themselves and for their patients.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.