INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA: YOGA FOR HUMANITY
International Day of Yoga falls on Tuesday, June 21st, and the theme for 2022 is "Yoga for Humanity." This day is celebrated to spread awareness about the benefits of Yoga primarily.
According to NDTV.com, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres mentioned that this year's theme would remind everyone "How Yoga is Truly Universal." Yoga is practiced worldwide and helps people cope with stress, especially after the pandemic. Keep reading to learn more about Yoga and how to celebrate this day!
What is Yoga?
Yoga is a mind and body workout. It involves flowing through a series of poses. There are a variety of different Yoga styles, each with different origin stories. According to Mind Body Green, there are 11 different types of Yoga:
- Vinyasa Yoga
- Hatha Yoga
- Iyengar Yoga
- Kundalini Yoga
- Ashtanga Yoga
- Bikram Yoga
- Yin Yoga
- Restorative Yoga
- Prenatal Yoga
- Anusara Yoga
- Jivamukti Yoga
To learn more about each style of Yoga, read, "11 Types Of Yoga: A Breakdown Of The Major Styles".
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What are the benefits of Yoga?
You will focus on breathwork, balance, strength, and flexibility as you work through these poses. According to onepeloton.com, Yoga "helps you build overall strength and mobility." Some of the most effective yoga classes will offer various benefits, including stretching and strengthening muscles. It is also known to be more than just exercise because you'll also focus on mindfulness and meditation.
To find out if Yoga is the right workout for you, read "Yoga VS Barre VS Pilates: Which exercise is right for you?."
How can I celebrate International Yoga Day?
International Day of Yoga is the perfect opportunity to try Yoga if you haven't already! Below are a few more creative ideas:
- Try a new Yoga Studio
- Practices Yoga on the Beach
- Invite your friends over for an at-home Yoga Session
- Wear your Favorite Yoga Outfit or Buy a New One
- Attend a Yoga Event in your Community
- Try a New Style of Yoga
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She’s about guiding as many people as possible to their health through the mind-body connection, and her passion is healing goals. Year after year, Hot Yoga 4 U has been the Best of SRQ Local and Readers’ Choice Herald-Tribune Winner. Let her coach you through one of her hot yoga classes today!
Q & A WITH YOLANDA
Y&T: How do you describe yourself in 3 words?
YOLANDA: "Fun, Kind, Loving."
Y&T: What keeps you motivated?
YOLANDA: "Staying positive and taking time for myself."
Y&T: Your favorite workout jam?
YOLANDA: "I have so many that are favorites. I usually get pumped with Hip Hop Music."
We hope this inspired you! Be sure to tag us @yummyandtrendy to show us how you will celebrate International Day of Yoga!
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Desk, NDTV News. “International Yoga Day 2022: Theme for This Year, and What It Means.” NDTV.com, NDTV, 20 June 2022, https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/international-yoga-day-2022-what-is-the-theme-3081374.