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10 Ways to Celebrate International Yoga Day 21 June 2019

Updated: Dec 2, 2022

Yoga is like music.

Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul creates the symphony of life.

B.K.S. Lyengar

The celebration of Yoga is the celebration of our body, our mind and our spirit. On the 21st June, Yogis from around the world will unite in merriment for International Yoga Day.

The art of practicing Yoga is the most proactive way we know to positively enhance your physical, mental and spiritual self. Now that is something to celebrate!

The beauty of such a practice is how inclusive it is, whether you are a Yogi Pro, steadily developing your flow or intrigued and wanting to start out, the 21st June is the best time to satisfy your curiosities’ and improve your mind, body and spirit. Be inspired and be proud to get on your mat…

10 ways to Celebrate International Yoga Day

  1. Community – Yoga grows more and more popular every year. There are many organized groups and outdoor events that are arranged to get all levels involved. New to Yoga? Simply wanting to get involved or wanting to show off your seamless flow towards a downward dog? Check out your local area for Yoga events.

  2. Your friends will love you – Bring a skeptical friend. Celebrating International Yoga Day is a great excuse to get that spin fanatic, marathon running friend to try a new way to tone their body. You will both be smiling from ear to ear when your new yogi friend realizes how satisfying Yoga is for their physical and mental workout.

  3. Retreat and Treat – Treat yourself to a Yoga retreat. These types of well being retreats are a perfect way to break up the monotony of everyday life and focus on you, your practice and the art of quietening the mind. There is an abundance of options for a retreat that best suits you and they are available across the UK, Europe and the World.

  4. Try Something New – Yoga comes in all shapes and sizes. With countless methods and classes to choose from, including Hot Yoga, Yin, Ashtanga, Mindful Flow, Ansari and much more besides. How do you know what kind of yoga will bring you joy until you try them?

  5. Meditate – Meditation is a necessity, not a luxury. I like to think of it as a massage for your mind. Yoga is the pursuit of fluidity, toning your body while quietening your busy mind and allowing both acts to become part of your day to day; you’ll wonder how you managed to live without the balance of yoga and meditation for so long.

  6. Get the Kids Involved – From mother and baby classes to children’s and teen’s yoga, get involved with your children, nieces, nephews alike. Promoting good mental and physical health is wonderful for the growing mind.

  7. 1:1 – Be kind to yourself and your development with a private class with your favorite teacher. It is a fulfilling and effective way to perfect those poses, gaining confidence while your teacher ensures the lesson is specific to you and your body.

  8. Active wear – There has never been more varieties of yoga clothing out there. Celebrate International Yoga Day by buying yourself some new gear!

  9. Home Practice – There are a lot of different teachers online that can guide you through a practice. This is great f you don’t have time to go to a class … and it’s free!

  10. The History, The Meaning, The Journey – When you understand where the origins of Yoga came from and why it is so beneficial, it can completely transform your enjoyment and thinking behind your practice. The beauty of this 5000-­‐year-­‐old ancient practice is finding the harmony and balance between your mind, body and soul. It benefits those around you and well, it makes you strong, toned and lean… happy bonus!

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Whatever you decide to do to celebrate International Yoga Day on 21 June 2019, enjoy the ebb and flow of the day and make it a pleasurable experience. One thing is for sure; the universal energy from all these yogis assembling will be positively palpable! Self-­‐Discovery is the name of the Yoga game, so celebrate your way!

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