World Yoga Day
Humankind has known about yoga’s benefits for health for thousands of years. The ancient practice of yoga includes deep breathing, meditation, and physical poses that offer a host of benefits for the body, mind, and soul.
Yoga can improve flexibility, balance, posture, strength, blood flow, immunity, regulate blood pressure, focus and help with stress management.
But that’s just the beginning. Yoga can help people who have never tried it. It is used by yoga practitioners all over the globe to raise money and awareness. They also send their positive energy to the most in need.
It’s time for you to celebrate World Yoga Day and learn more!
Samira Radsi (a Berlin-based yoga teacher) started World Yoga Day several years ago. Samira believes that World Yoga Day was created to mobilize the power of yoga teachers around the globe to aid victims of human rights violations. She had a cup of cappuccino on Saturday morning when the idea struck her.
Soon, Samira and Bjoern Wyrich shared their dream of helping others via yoga and began to take steps to make World Yoga Day a reality.
The first step was to contact yoga schools around the globe to see if they would be interested in participating. Several hundred responded. It was hoped that the marathon would be a 24-hour global yoga marathon.
The idea behind World Yoga Day is simple. Yoga teachers, yoga schools, and yogis all over the world give a little of their time, space, and money to human rights causes. Every participating school hosts a yoga session lasting two hours during which everyone gives their energy and thoughts to help people who have been subject to human rights violations. Students can also donate money to charity, which is donated to the victims.
The two-hour session must be held between 11 AM and 1 PM local time. This will ensure that there is a 24-hour yoga marathon for those who are suffering from violence or other forms of injustice.
Are you interested in participating in World Yoga Day? Not sure how to do so? These are some ideas to celebrate World Yoga Day:
This is a great opportunity to start yoga if you have never done it before. World Yoga Day offers the perfect opportunity for you to move, stretch, and meditate-for a good cause. There are many types of yoga to choose from, but Hatha yoga, Vinyasa and Anusara are the best places to start for beginners. It all depends on your goals.
Many people don’t know what yoga is or how it connects to religious practices. Although yoga has its roots in spiritual and mental disciplines, Western yoga takes a more physical approach. While some yoga instructors may be more focused on the meditation aspect, others may prefer a more physical approach. To find the right approach for you, check with your instructor before signing up to their class.
A person can see significant improvement in their daily lives by just doing 15 to 20 minutes of yoga every day, or even every other day. Although studies and personal experiences may differ, many people report the same benefits of practicing yoga regularly.
Participating is the best way to celebrate World Yoga Day! World Yoga Day is celebrated in hundreds of yoga schools around the world. Find one near you and sign up today! This day, regardless of whether you are a Bikram, Anusara or Ashtanga practitioner, is a day where it is possible to make a difference in the world as well as in the lives and sufferings of others.
You don’t have to be a beginner to yoga. This is the ideal day to discover why so many people love yoga.