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.



17 THOUGHTS ON “International Yoga Day 2018, Clear Your Mind and Relax”

by Samuel frodo

Yoga is great, I started doing yoga last year, when I suffered from stress and insomnia, it has been a wonderful experience.

by Jess

Ah! I totally missed my practice! I’ll have to do it today to make up for it.

by Summer Mitch Ryan

I’m surprised that yoga has a day dedicated to it. Anyway, I haven’t tried yoga although I’ve attempted before. I hope I’d be able someday as I heard a lot of benefits from it.

by Wander With Ola

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.

Wow, this is interesting! My first encounter with yoga was a hot yoga, and I ended up almost fainting because of the heat and dehydration. Lol. But I’ve heard about how yoga helped people achieve inner peace, so maybe I should do it again; the regular one this time.

by Joanna

I didn’t know that yoga had a day dedicated to it. I did try it a few times but I didn’t find the right teacher for it. I do use yoga poses when I stretch my back though. :)

by Bushra

It’s the first time I know that there’s a Yoga day!! Very cool

by Aashima

Yoga is amazing. I have recently started doing it and I love the experience every morning.

by Anosa

How did I not know there was an International Yoga Day? I really should give yoga a try, so many of my friends rave about it

by Angela Bethea

Didn’t know there was an international yoga day. Maybe I should try yoga once or twice to see if I like it.

by Sophie

Love yoga, do it several times a day, but I did not know that yesterday it was international yoga day :(

by What Corinne Did

I heard about International Yoga Day but did not know it was this week. Yoga is so relaxing and soothing! it serves a day on its own!

by Olga Zak

Yoga maintaining a balanced metabolism. Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, and meditation or relaxation. Thanks for sharing this.

by Amber Myers

Oh cool, I didn’t know there was a Yoga day. I could never take yoga seriously though. My daughter likes it!

by Joan Cajic

Tried yoga once or thrice and ended up quitting both times. I think I should just make up my mind and see if it’s for me.

by Joan Cajic

I wish I could practice yoga, tried once or twice but end up quitting.

by Cris

Yoga should be indeed celebrated! Thanks for the reminder!

by Cassie

I haven’t tried yoga yet. I keep meaning to get to it but just haven’t had a chance. And it’s so cool that there’s an international yoga day