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International Yoga Day

Stretch, breathe and relax - join the world in celebrating International Yoga Day with special classes, events and discounts!
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June 21
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Introduction

International Yoga Day is here! On June 21, people around the world will be celebrating this ancient practice that has grown in popularity over the last few decades. Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years and comes from India as part of Hinduism culture. This day was created to promote a healthy lifestyle through physical, mental and spiritual practices. Let's get ready to stretch our bodies and minds on International Yoga Day!

History of International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>5000 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of Yoga</div><div class='timeline-text'>Yoga philosophy and practice likely began during the ancient Indus Valley civilization in India.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>200 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Yoga Sutras Written</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Yoga Sutras, one of the most important texts in the tradition of yoga, were written by Patanjali.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Yoga Comes to the West</div><div class='timeline-text'>Yoga philosophy was introduced to the Western world through books and teachings by Hindu leaders such as Swami Vivekananda.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise in Popularity</div><div class='timeline-text'>Yoga became increasingly popular in the West, especially among those seeking physical well-being and stress relief.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>UN Recognizes Yoga Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United Nations declared June 21 as International Yoga Day, recognizing the global popularity and potential health benefits of yoga.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First International Yoga Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first International Yoga Day was celebrated with mass sessions around the world, including a record-setting event in India.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate International Yoga Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Practice yoga</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a yoga studio or look up some poses on YouTube and practice yoga at home in honor of International Yoga Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a yoga retreat</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends, family, and/or coworkers and plan a weekend getaway centered around the practice of yoga. Find a peaceful location that is conducive to relaxation and get ready for some well deserved rest and relaxation.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a free online yoga course</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>There are plenty of free online courses available to learn more about the practice of yoga. Brush up on your knowledge with an online course.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a local yoga event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Look up local yoga events near you and join in the celebration of International Yoga Day with other like minded yogis. Enjoy the company of others who share your passion for the practice of yoga.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try aerial or acro yoga</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Experience a new kind of yoga by trying out aerial or acro yoga. Both forms of yoga require extra strength, balance, and flexibility, so it’s sure to be a unique experience that you won’t soon forget!</p></div></div>

Why We Love International Yoga Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Yoga is a great form of exercise</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Yoga is an excellent way to stay in shape and build strength, flexibility, and balance. It can also help reduce stress and increase your overall wellbeing through breathing exercises and mindful meditation. Plus, it's suitable for all fitness levels and ages so anyone can give it a try!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Yoga offers plenty of health benefits</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Regular yoga practice has a multitude of health benefits from improved posture to a stronger immune system. On top of that, it can help with weight loss and alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression, insomnia, headaches and chronic pain for some students.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Yoga brings people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>What better way to celebrate International Yoga Day than by attending a yoga class with friends or family? It's the perfect way to bond over a common interest while building strength and improving flexibility. Plus, it doesn't hurt that you get to take in the sights and sounds of your local community too!</p></div></div>

5 Enlightening International Yoga Day Facts

International Yoga Day FAQs

When is International Yoga Day?

International Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21st every year. In 2024 International Yoga Day will occur on a Friday.

International Yoga Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Jun 21

Wednesday

2024

Jun 21

Friday

2025

Jun 21

Saturday

2026

Jun 21

Sunday

2027

Jun 21

Monday

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