Yoga Around the World: Celebrating International Yoga Day


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Did you know that June 21st is International Yoga Day? This year, yoga enthusiasts around the world are coming together to celebrate the health and wellness benefits of this ancient practice. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced yogi, there’s something for everyone on International Yoga Day. From free community classes to advanced workshops, here’s a roundup of some of the best yoga events happening near you!

Why is 21st June chosen for celebrating International Yoga Day?

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This is the day of the summer solstice when there is the longest period of daylight in the Northern Hemisphere and shortest in the Southern Hemisphere. The day also has a special significance in many spiritual traditions as a celebration of light.

International Yoga Day was first celebrated on 21st June 2015 at Rishikesh, India – the birthplace of yoga. The event was organized by the Ministry of Ayush, Government of India. The first International Yoga Day saw the participation of 37,000 people including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

some of the best yoga events happening near you!

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In New York City, the United Nations is hosting a free yoga class on International Yoga Day. The class will be led by world-renowned instructors and is open to all levels. If you’re looking for something more advanced, head to Brooklyn for a workshop on inversions and arm balances with international yoga teacher Jivana Heyman.

Over in Los Angeles, yoga studio Maha Yoga is offering a free community class on International Yoga Day. The class will be followed by a potluck lunch, so bring your favorite dish to share!

If you’re in the San Francisco area, join yoga teacher Seane Corn for a special international yoga day workshop. This all-level class will focus on the heart chakra and will be followed by a discussion on how to bring yoga off the mat and into your everyday life.

No matter where you are in the world, there’s sure to be an International Yoga Day event happening near you. So get out there and celebrate! Namaste.

In Australia, International Yoga Day will be celebrated with a special event at the Sydney Opera House. The day will begin with a free community yoga class, followed by a talk on the history and philosophy of yoga. Then, there will be a performance of traditional Indian music, followed by a vegan lunch. So if you’re in the area, be sure to check it out!

In Japan, people will be celebrating International Yoga Day with a special event at Mount Fuji. The day will begin with a sunrise yoga session, followed by a hike to the summit of Mount Fuji. Then, there will be a vegan lunch and an afternoon of yoga and meditation. So if you’re in the area, be sure to check it out!

No matter where you are in the world, there’s sure to be an International Yoga Day event happening near you. So get out there and celebrate! Namaste.

Final Verdict

So go out there and celebrate international yoga day with your fellow yogis! And don’t forget to tag us in all your photos using #yoga around the world. We can’t wait to see how you’re celebrating! Namaste. Events will also be held in other countries including Japan, Australia, and more. So if you’re in the area, be sure to check it out!

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