International Day of Yoga

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June 21st is the United Nations-sanctioned International Day of Yoga (International Yoga Day). United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in his Message on the 2016 International Day of Yoga, tells us, “Yoga balances body and soul, physical health and mental well-being.”

Pertinent to this year’s observance of #YogaDay, Ban Ki-moon states:

“Practicing yoga can also help raise awareness of our role as consumers of the planet’s resources and as individuals with a duty to respect and live in peace with our neighbours. All these elements are essential to building a sustainable future of dignity and opportunity for all.”

http://www.un.org/en/events/yogaday/message.shtml

Here are some poses that have definitely improved my mental well-being:

yoga legupwall
legs up the wall pose (Viparita Karani)

 

yoga downward dog
downward-facing dog pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana.)

 

yoga cow
cow pose (bitilasana)

 

yoga corpse
corpse pose (Shavasana)

 

yoga child
child pose (Balasana)

 

yoga treed pose
treed pose (Squirrelasana)

 

How will you observe International Yoga Day?

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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8 Responses to International Day of Yoga

  1. Animals can teach us much if we only pay attention – many do not notice their subtle demonstrations of this ancient practice – happy yoga day 😉

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  2. cosistories says:

    Such lovely pictures! Especially the “child pose”. 🙂

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