International Yoga Day
21 June, 2024 (All day)

People have different ways of relaxing, some of them healthier than others. Some people drink a glass of wine, some doze off in front of the TV, and some people prefer physical pursuits. One of the best and oldest ways to release the tension building up in both the body and the mind is practicing yoga. The benefits of practicing yoga, such as mastering countless techniques of controlling the body and the mind, have been widely recognized by the Western world for years, and International Yoga Day aims to continue to inform people how much dedicating a bit of time to the art of yoga can improve their lives. It is not just a physical practice, but also a mental one, with many of the teachings of yoga reflecting mental and spiritual states, and allowing your body to wander and draft into unknown realms that will give you a focus in your life and a calmness with your soul.

What are the benefits of yoga?

Let’s assess. There are plenty of things to rave about when it comes to Yoga, most likely there is a day dedicated entirely to it! Tame your body and give it the inner peace that it deserves. Yoga can improve flexibility, which doesn’t mean you’ll be able to go off and impress your friends with the splits after an hour, but it does mean that you may start to notice muscular improvements over time. Tone up and strengthen your muscles, yoga is famous for this, it works on core strength as well as assisting your muscles with vitality and can also promote a healthier metabolism.

How to celebrate International Yoga Day

Even if you have never tried yoga in your life, that doesn’t mean that you should not be celebrating this day. Yoga has helped and continues to help millions of people all over the world achieve inner peace and improve their physical condition, regardless of age or gender, so it is practically guaranteed that it would have a positive impact on your life as well. And even if you don’t consider yourself a particularly fit person—don’t worry! You can still enjoy yoga without having to do the splits whilst balancing on your head!