Posted on June 06 2018
World Yoga Day is coming up fast and if you haven't joined yoga yet, 21st June would be a good time to start. And you won't be alone either. Instead, you'll join yoga enthusiasts from across 175 countries as they meditate, stretch and pose their way to a happier tomorrow.
Benefits of Yoga
Yoga offers countless physiological and psychological health benefits. On a physical level, it improves flexibility, immunity, and blood circulation, builds muscle strength, protects the spine, etc. Recent research shows that regular yoga sessions even resulted in a 50 percent reduction in heart palpitations. In terms of mental health benefits, it helps you manage stress. In fact, it's so effective that nowadays you'll find various therapeutic yoga programs catering to specific health issues.
Who can do yoga asanas?
Since all yoga asanas are unisex, both men and women can execute all the poses. That being said, research shows that women execute complicated yoga asanas more easily than men. However, on World Yoga Day, you can look forward to simple meditative breathing exercises followed by simple yoga asanas like Vriksasana(tree posture), Bhadrasana(auspicious posture), Bhujangasana(cobra posture), Savasana(dead body posture), etc.
How to prepare for World Yoga Day?
Now that you have an inkling of what’s coming your way, there are ways in which you can prepare for the big day:
- Many yoga communities would be organizing events in places like schools and parks during World Yoga Day. Register for your local yoga event.
- If you’re recovering from a recent illness, consult with your doctor before you attend the event.
- Get yourself a yoga mat and a reusable bottle for water since most events happen during the day.
- Wear comfortable clothes like yoga pants and T-shirts while doing yoga asanas. This means no jeans or tight clothes. Men can wear T-shirts and shorts while women can yoga T-shirts and yoga pants. If you’re short on time, you can choose from a wide range of yoga apparel online