Yoga is a great way to relax after a long day or maybe a long week. It also has numerous health benefits, so it's no wonder we have an International Day of Yoga (Yoga Day).
This therapeutic form of exercising has been celebrated every year on June 21 since 2015.
The day was established during one of the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly. The day was chosen by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi because it's the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
He also stated that:
"Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies the unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; 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. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well being. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day."
— Narendra Modi, UN General Assembly
Yoga is being practiced for both good health and relaxation purposes.
It's a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that evolved in a wide range of styles to cultivate health, happiness and help transform the human body and mind as well.
How to Celebrate International Yoga Day 2018
If you always wanted to try yoga but was too scared to give it a try, then this can be the impulse you've been waiting for. If you have tried it before, but for a reason or another, you quit, maybe you will consider giving it another try.
After all, yoga helped millions of people achieve inner peace and improve their physical condition.
Maybe you would like to attend an International Yoga Day event to mark the occasion. You should look around your city to see if there is such an event. I know there usually are in the big cities.