Día Internacional del Yoga: ¿por qué se celebra?

International Yoga Day: why is it celebrated?

Have you ever wondered why International Yoga Day is celebrated? If so, today we will tell you

Since 2015, International Yoga Day has been celebrated every year on June 21. The reason? an initiative of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, when making a powerful speech for the UN in that same year.

Each year the theme varies and in 2021, the chosen one was "yoga at home with the family" as a result of the pandemic caused by COVID-19. The intention is to invite us to connect with ourselves and our loved ones on that special day.

What is yoga?

Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word 'yoga' derives from Sanskrit and means to unite or unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.

Today it is practiced in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity.

Why is it June 21?

June 21 is known and declared as International Yoga Day as it is the longest and lightest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and is known as a special day in many parts of the world.

How should I celebrate International Yoga Day?

As part of the global yoga community, this is your day to celebrate. Start by thinking about what celebration would make you feel good. Is it by spreading the word and benefits of yoga to the people around you? Or is it a day for you to be silent and just reflect and be grateful for all that your yoga practice has been giving you and teaching you?

Here are some things you can do to connect with the global yoga community on International Yoga Day:

  1. Join an online yoga practice - you will find yoga lovers from all over the world, who will motivate you even more to discover the wonderful topic of yoga.
  2. Reflect on your own yoga story – how did you start and when did it start? – Who introduced you to yoga and what has it given you?
  3. Who says you can't spend this day baking and eating a cake together with your loved one once to celebrate international yoga day?
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