The International Day of Yoga is a day to spread awareness of the benefits of yoga. Yoga brings people peace, calmness, centeredness, happiness, and balance. International Day of Yoga is on June 21st of every year, and this year you can remind yourself why you decided to dedicate your life to yoga. Here, we have a few different ways that you can celebrate International Yoga Day.
Start Your Day with Yoga
One of the best ways to honor the commitment you made to yoga is by starting your day with a slow, gentle flow. You can do yoga in bed, going through a flow as soon as your alarm goes off. Or you can put your yoga attire, mat, and water bottle off to the side, and when your alarm goes off in the morning, you can get up and immediately roll out your mat and start practicing.
Starting your day with yoga can help you begin your day right, allow you to feel open to all the experiences you may have, and enable you to feel energized throughout your day.
Practice Yoga in the Office
This year International Yoga Day is on a Monday, so this might mean you’re going to be stuck in your home office or your corporate office. This doesn’t mean that yoga can take a back seat; instead, practice yoga in the office.
Perhaps you’ve never done this before, and it may seem a little intimidating at first. But International Yoga Day is the time to try something new. You can do desk yoga chaturanga, chair pigeon, desk yoga upward dog, and more.
Practicing yoga at work is a great way to take a break and let your mind rest for a few minutes so you’ll be even better at your job. You’ll also be more open to new ideas and more focused.
If you’re an HR representative or a small business boss and you want your employees to feel the benefits of yoga, register for Health Yoga Life’s corporate wellness yoga. We’ll have a virtual yoga instructor guide your employees through a flow to help energize them to perform their work well.
Try a New Style of Yoga
Sometimes we get stuck in a rut, and we just keep doing the same things over and over again. We can feel like we’re falling out of love with our yoga practice and begin to forget all the reasons we started doing this in the first place. International yoga day can be the perfect opportunity to try a new yoga style that you’ve never done before. Show yourself what yoga is all about, which is stretching and challenging yourself.
Do Your Own Thing
In the same theme of trying something new, you can do your own thing and stop following the same flow you’ve been doing for the past few weeks or months. Go ahead and invent your own flow. Pair asanas together that you really enjoy. Make your own music playlist, and then create a flow based on those songs. Have fun.
Sign Up for a Yoga Experience
What better way to celebrate International Day of Yoga than to sign up for a once-in-a-lifetime yoga experience? If you’ve never been on a yoga retreat, you need to try it out. It connects you with other yogis, yourself, and the earth. It’s a transforming experience that every yogi should try every once in a while. Take the leap this International Yoga Day and register for that yoga retreat you’ve always been dreaming about. If you don’t want to go alone, take a friend or your significant other. Check out Health Yoga Life’s fall yoga retreat here.
Making the Most of International Day of Yoga
When you begin practicing yoga, you had a reason for starting. What was your motivation? Do you remember it? Is it still your reason for stepping onto the mat? If you feel like you’re not quite sure why you commit to getting on the mat every week, International Yoga Day can be the day to remind yourself why you’re passionate about yoga and can be a time to reconnect with your inner self.
At Health Yoga Life, we’re committed to bringing a spark back into everyone’s lives by focusing on health and relationships. If you would like to start a journey of helping others discover the benefits and the joy of yoga and living a healthy life, consider becoming a yoga teacher or a life coach. Register today!