Yoga has been around for thousands of years and is practiced all over the world. International Day of Yoga is celebrated on June 21st and was first celebrated in 2015. Each year, International Day of Yoga is centered around a specific theme, and this year's focus is on the concept of humanity. The concept of humanity symbolises a deep connection between the practice of yoga and the well-being of all people across the globe and emphasises universal connection, social responsibility and inclusivity.
If you want to join in on the celebrations, here are five ways you can take part in International Day of Yoga 2023.
1. Try A New Yoga Style:
This year for International Day of Yoga you could try a multitude of different yoga styles to explore and experience to fit your preference and fitness level.
Hot Yoga is performed in a heated room and classes usually follow a sequence of postures designed to build strength, flexibility and balance. The heat helps promote sweating which is believed to help detoxify the body and improve circulation.
Hatha Yoga is a traditional form of yoga focusing on the practice of physical postures and breath control. Classes often include meditation and relaxation techniques making Hatha Yoga a great yoga style for beginners.
Restorative Yoga uses props such as blocks and involves gentle, supported postures that encourage deep relaxation, stress reduction and mental clarity.
These are just a few examples of the diverse range of yoga classes available today. International Day of Yoga presents the perfect opportunity to venture into a new yoga style and expand your practice.
2. Organise Your Own Event:
If you’re passionate about yoga and want to share your practice with others, consider organising your own event. It could be as simple as gathering a few friends and practicing yoga in a park, or organising a larger event in your community. Not only will you be spreading awareness about the benefits of yoga, but you’ll also be creating a space for like-minded individuals to come together.
3. Practice Yoga at Home:
If attending events or organising your own isn’t possible you can still take part in International Day of Yoga 2023 by practicing at home. There are many online resources available, including complimentary YouTube videos and apps that offer guided yoga practices. Find a quiet space in your home, roll out your mat, and enjoy the benefits of yoga in the comfort of your own space.
4. Mentally Prepare for the Day:
Yoga is not just about the physical practice, but also about mindfulness and meditation. Take some time leading up to International Day of Yoga 2023 to focus on calming your mind and setting an intention for the day. Consider journaling or meditating to help prepare for the day of celebrations.
5. Share Your Practice on Social Media:
Social media is a great way to connect with other yoga enthusiasts and share your practice with the world. Not only will you be part of a global community celebrating yoga, but you’ll also be inspiring others to take up the practice. If you share your yoga practice on Instagram tag us @Beematuk!