Cool Ways To Celebrate Yoga Day While Studying Abroad

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The hustle in daily life is increasing as we move more and more towards development. The competition is cutthroat and so is the desire in everybody to beat that competition and go ahead. Especially the international students who are living far away from their homes are dealing with a lot of mental and physical stress these days. In between all of this, it is really important to calm our mind, relax our body and keep it healthy, which can be done by means of asanas. As Yoga Day is just around the corner let us learn about some ways in which Yoga Day can be celebrated while you stay abroad. 

What Is Meant By Yoga

Yoga came from the word “Yuj” which means “To Unite”. The purpose of yoga is to unite or create harmony between the body and the mind. It is a practice of physical, spiritual and mental well-being. Yoga originated in India and there are several types. There are several benefits which we can inculcate through practising asanas. Some of the benefits are:

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  • Yoga improves the physical health of the practitioner 
  • The mental health improves and the stress is reduced creating a healthy mind
  • It helps improve flexibility and increases the range of motions
  • The best part about asanas is that they improve the energy level of individuals resulting in a very positive outlook 

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When Is International Yoga Day Celebrated

The International Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21st every year. This was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. It was Indian Minister Narendra Modi who originally proposed the idea of International Yoga Day during his speech at the United Nations in September 2014. 

Globally, people celebrate Yoga Day by participating in workshops, mass sessions, lectures and related activities. Yoga has been shown to improve physical and mental health, therefore the purpose of Yoga Day is to raise awareness of the numerous benefits it provides.

Interesting Facts About Yoga 

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As a tribute on the day and to know things better here are some very interesting facts about Yoga:

  • The roots of yoga are around 5000 years old and the word “Yoga” is one of the oldest texts in the world
  • There are more than 100 different styles of yoga and all of them have different approaches
  • Studies suggest that yoga boasts your mental power, improves memory and delays the onset of disease Alzheimers
  • There is fun in practice for all age groups and it is not limited to any specific age group
  • It helps in curing insomnia, making you sleep peacefully
  • Studies show that yoga is very beneficial in improving anxiety  and stress
  • Certain poses help improve confidence and self-esteem
  • There are over 300 million yoga practitioners across the world

Ways To Celebrate Yoga Day

The following are the ways in which you can celebrate International Yoga Day while staying abroad to study:

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Share your experience and make friends 

The first way to celebrate something is to celebrate it with others. There is no celebration that we do alone. It is very pleasant to have friends to share and enjoy with. So on yoga day, we can celebrate it by meeting one or a couple of new people and sharing your experience with them. If you have started practising just now, then start making the experience with the new friends. This will help make more people connect with yoga and also help you get company making it all more fun. 

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Learn new yoga asana

Even if you are a regular practitioner I am sure you will still be unaware of several postures. On yoga day you can try learning new poses. Let’s say, learn 5 new poses and practice them in your regular session. It will help you explore, learn and perfect the asana. Also, remember to know the benefits of what you are learning so you can use it in the best way possible. 

Join a workshop or group 

Learning takes place at every place and the highest of learning takes place when there are a group of people sharing their insights and learnings. On this day, you can celebrate by joining a workshop or a practice group. Get assistance from the trainers and learn many asanas. This will help you establish discipline in your life and give you great exposure too. 

Give a challenge

As a yoga practitioner and someone creating awareness, you can throw a challenge at your friends to do one asana properly. This will make this wholesome activity fun and pull the interest of a lot of people towards yoga. This is the best way to create awareness. You can also keep a basic price for the people who can do the asana properly. This is a perfect idea of inspiring others at the same time enjoying it. 

Embrace your imperfections

performing asana is an art and you don’t need to get it right the very first time. You will make mistakes, you will be doing the practice wrong, and you will go through the learning phase. This happens with everyone in the initial phase of practice. The best thing to do is not to stop then. Practice more, learn and improve every day. The first part of learning is to embrace your imperfections. Know your withdrawals, embrace them, find the correct ways and improve. This is how you will become the best!

These were some ways in which you could celebrate International Yoga Day. In addition to the above-mentioned ways, what you can also do is opt to eat healthily, stay happy, be more organised, meditate, and do many other things that can help you stay healthy. 

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