What is International Yoga Day?

Andrea Bobby

Andrea is a teacher and lifelong practitioner of Yoga. Born in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India, she now resides in Ontario, Canada and offers online classes in classical Hatha Yoga. As the founder of Body Mind Light and the creator of its Online Shop, she strives to propagate the authentic, original wisdom of Yoga to the world. Read more...

14 Responses

  1. Eddie says:

    Love the post on International Yoga Day. I don’t think I realized the significance of June 21 other than the Summer Solstice so that part was particularly enlightening for me. Great content overall. Very informative. Got me thinking I should look into yoga now 🙂

  2. matthew says:

    i cant say i have ever tried yoga, nor do i believe it works. personally i just think it is just a craze that people want to get into to look cool. do you have any actual evidence that proves it does what it says it does?

    • Andrea Bobby says:

      Well Matthew, take a look at how the ancient technique of yoga has survived to this day since it’s origins thousands of years ago, and how it has grown and spread to almost every corner of the world.

      There are many studies that demonstrate the therapeutic benefits of yoga and how it improves the functions of the internal organs and combats stress, depression and lethargy. Meditation sharpens the mind and clarifies thinking. Moreover, the movements in yoga are different than regular exercises such as running or weight lifting because it stretches and lengthens the body in ways that regular exercise does not, making every joint and muscle more supple, limber and well lubricated.

      People look cool when they do yoga because they are radiating from the inside!

  3. Vince says:

    Thanks for sharing and the education of international yoga day. I didn’t know anything about it till I found your website.
    I just found some groups that support this also in my local city. So cool.

  4. Justin C. says:

    Thank you for taking the time to put this article together. This made for an excellent read.

    I’ve only just begun my yoga journey upon writing an article titled “What is yoga hiking?” I have a lot of insecurities about practicing yoga in a classroom with others and this is something that I seek to fix.

    I believe that their is much to be obtained from practicing yoga. The benefits are truly vast.

    I must say that I’ve only recently heard of this topic and I too had asked my self “what is international yoga day?” I could’ve took a wild guess but its always nice to read about the whole story such as the one you have so kindly put together.

    I am very impressed with everything that I have just read. The Prime Minster of India demonstrated immense commitment to the practice of yoga by pursuing a June 21st celebration worldwide.

    I wish to thank you once more as I will now be prepared and able to join in this start of the summer solstice celebration next year 🙂

    • Andrea Bobby says:

      Yoga hiking? Must be another amusing fad, such as ‘goat yoga’ and ‘rock-n-roll yoga!’ 🙂

      Yes, the Prime Minister certainly took an admirable initiative to observe, recognize and celebrate the practice of Yoga throughout the world. Kudos to him!

      And I hope you enjoy the celebrations next year!

  5. Bill says:

    Very interesting. I have wanted to start Yoga for a while now. I am a 50 year old man and I need to just join a group. I had no idea there was a Yoga Day. Thanks for the enlightenment

  6. John ツ says:

    That’s very interesting Andrea. I’ve never heard of Yoga Day, but I do love it when people take initiatives like observing facts that are good for humans or nature, instead of celebrating political actions.

    My wife has always been a great Yoga fan, so I will let her know about your website as soon as she is back from shopping, she will be very interested.

    Thanks for sharing Andrea.

    I wish you an awesome healthy day!

    John ツ

  7. Angie says:

    Interesting read, thanks.

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