On Wednesday the 21st June it’s International Yoga Day. We here at wanted to get involved even if it was just in a small way. We have a competition for you to enter to win a free yoga class in New York City, but firstly a little about International Yoga Day.
International Yoga Day or otherwise known as “Yoga Day” has been celebrated since 2015. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi addressed the UN in September 2014 to adopt an International Yoga Day. Prime Minister Modi said “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient traditions. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. ”
175 nations, including USA, Canada, UK and China co-sponsor International Yoga Day.
All over the world yoga organisations will be hosting free events to celebrate this day. It’s a chance for people to come together despite your abilities and have the chance to practice yoga or try it for the first time.
The word Yoga means “Union”. Yoga originates from India and has been developing for some five thousand years. It is one of the oldest systems of personal development in the world encompassing the body mind and spirit. Yoga is a comprehensive system of postures which use the spiritual, mental and physical attributes of the body. All these combined assist in reducing stress and anxiety within the body. Practicing yoga can help you become calmer and relaxed as well as physically feeling more energetic and mentally alert. In addition to these one of yoga’s main purposes is to strengthen the body. Practicing the postures, meditation and breathing exercises can make you feel healthier in your body, mind and spirit.
With our travels around the world we constantly try out different yoga studios (we will be following up soon with some articles of where we have visited) Recently we went to class in the big apple “New York City” We attended a yoga class at the Atmananda Yoga Lounge
We were kindly given 5 yoga class passes (no expiry date) to give away to people that follow us. What better way than to give them away for International Yoga Day. To enter to win a yoga class pass its very simple please find this article on our Facebook page like our page & share with your friends and write your name in a comment. Please note that winners need to have a UK postal address. Winners will be notified by a private message on Facebook on Monday and we will send you your single yoga class pass by Royal Mail. We hope you have a great class in NYC and managed to celebrate International Yoga Day with