Among all the varieties of exercises, Yoga has been prevalent and practiced for thousands of years among the practitioners all around the world. It is an excellent exercise that trains both the mind and body. Generally, a lot of people go to Yoga classes and perform Yoga with a group. But due to the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, this year the United Nation has set the theme of International Yoga day 2020 to ‘’Yoga for health – Yoga at Home”.
International Yoga Day Date
International Yoga Day is observed every year on June 21st. Some interesting and fun facts about International Yoga Day are as follows:
- 21st June was picked as Yoga day because this day marks the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere.
- The word Yoga is derived from Sanskrit, which means to unite: meaning to join the body and mind.
- The first international Yoga day was celebrated in 2015.
- Practicing Yoga regularly can enhance the mood significantly, it also fixes the breathing pattern.
- Guinness World record titled the world’s oldest Yoga teacher to Ida Herbert who was 96 years old when the title was given to her.
International Yoga Day 2020 Theme
Every year, June 21 is recognized as International Yoga Day but due to social distancing measures adopted by most countries, the theme set by United Nations for this year is “Yoga for Health – Yoga at Home”.
How to celebrate International Yoga Day?
Everyone would love to start their day with a good mood. On International Yoga day, start your day with a light morning yoga practice. This will put you in a better headspace and you will be going about your day with an elevated mood. To keep yourself motivated to continue the streak of daily yoga practice, buy yourself a good yoga mat.
This year, we are going through a global pandemic so most of us will be staying home. You can join an online Yoga class with your buddies to feel connected and elevate your mood.
Another way you can celebrate yoga day is to try out a few new poses and challenge yourself. For instance, try pyramid shoulder stretch, Baddha Konasana with a backbend, back fly, etc. Have someone to assist you as these poses are a bit difficult to do on the first try. You can also journal your Yoga journey by writing it down or post regularly on any of your social media accounts to keep yourself motivated and motivate others around you.
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Yoga is an invaluable gift from our ancient tradition. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action, a holistic approach that is valuable to our health and our well-being. Yoga is not just about exercise; it is a way to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature.
This year’s International Yoga day 2020 will be different as we are staying home due to the global pandemic. Yoga is now more important than ever to keep our body active and mind under control as we are now isolated from social life. Perform yoga and stay safe.