Yoga Barcelona

International Yoga day

Heather & Lezanne at Yogalinda
Heather & Lezanne at Yogalinda

Every time we practice at our studio, we celebrate Yoga, its existence, its spiritual and physical benefits. It is as if we celebrated life itself. Not long ago, people all around the world, in various schools and associations held Yoga celebrations but always on different dates. However, we all know that unity makes strength.

For this reason, on December the 11th, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly recognized the worldwide importance of Yoga and proclaimed the 21st of June as International Yoga Day.

It was celebrated for the first time in 2015, when millions of yogis gathered around the world to practice in parks and schools. We all remember pictures of more than 45,000 people who gathered in New Delhi, India, for its celebration.

The UN’s objective with this decision was to promote a healthier lifestyle, and to make people a little more aware about all the advantages of its practice: “Yoga offers a holistic approach to health and wellness”. This Resolution (69/131) was signed by 175 UN member countries.

Why June 21st? That’s the day of the Summer Solstice, an important date of spiritual renewal and reactivation of our own nature. “Yoga is a path of transformation of Being”, of your Being through the practice of asana, meditation, breathwork and coordination.

Yoga is not only the class you attend to, or just your own daily practice. Yoga is a way of life, thought, nourishment, being with the world. Its worldwide recognition to make this planet a better place is something that we all have to celebrate.

Yoga is equilibrium and union in our daily lives. One of the UN’s main objectives is global health, which means having a lifestyle free of excesses, something that Yoga helps us achieve. It is a way to reach our spiritual well-being.

 How are you going to celebrate it?

You can practice in your house first thing in the morning or go to the beach and do it while the sun rises. You could also come to our studio and join a class or read a book about it and learn more about its history, meaning and the way it has transformed through time. You could meditate after you’re done practicing and think about all the benefits Yoga has brought to your life since the day you began. It is of the utmost importance that you tell somebody about these benefits; all the good things need to be shared. There are many ways to celebrate it, but what is really important, is that you continue practicing this ages-old discipline.

This year’s motto is “Yoga for life”. And it is true. The moment you begin to practice it, you’re in there forever. Here at Yogalinda, we’re waiting for you to come and say hi. :)

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