“Yoga is an invaluable gift from our ancient tradition. It is not just about exercise; it is a way to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.”

—Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India

Did you know Yoga day is celebrated on June 21st worldwide?

Whereas this discipline has been practiced around the world for decades, it was not until December 11th, 2014 that United Nations decided to dedicate a special day to yoga due to the positive impact it has had on Humanity. Every year there is a theme related to the celebration, and 2020 is dedicated to “Yoga for health – Yoga at home”.

The Sanskrit word “yoga” means “unite” or “union”, and refers to the communion between mind and body, between thought and action.

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Yoga involves breathing, or pranayama, which helps level our energy and cognitive functions in our brain. The act of synchronizing movement with slow, conscious breathing also helps reduce stress and strengthens our central nervous system.

Some of the benefits we can get from yoga:

  • Increases serotonin levels
  • Protects your spine and bone system
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Improves lung functions
  • It prevents illnesses
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Increases blood supply by irrigating cells with oxygen
  • Improves flexibility of muscles, tendons, and joints
  • Improves the range of motion in people with chronic pain
  • Connects with inner peace

We share 6 YouTube channels (2 in Spanish) that you may find helpful to start —or continue with— your yoga practice.

Tara Stiles

Recommended for you: If you are looking for a focused practice guided by a well-known instructor of great personalities like Deepak Chopra.

Yoga with Adriene

Recommended for you: If you are looking for a selection of yoga sequences, especially if you are a beginner.

Yoga Dose

Recommended for you: If seeking to improve your practice and strengthen your whole body.

Kino Yoga

Recommended for you: if you want to deepen your knowledge of yoga postures or “asanas”.

Yoga channels in Spanish

Brenda Medina

Recommended for you: If you are interested in adding clear goals related to anxiety, stress and strengthening your immune system to your practice.

Somos Gaia

Recommended for you: If you are a beginner. This channel has special videos for those of us who work from home.

Que truly hope you enjoy them!
Happy International Day of Yoga!