Today is International Yoga Day. So many fun-filled experiences to partake of on this special yoga day occasion. The International Yoga Day theme of this year’s Yoga Day celebrations is ‘Yoga for Humanity‘ and around 25 crore people across the world are expected to take part in various events, doing yoga in unison towards better health and wellness for all.
We are excited to share some amazing thoughts about Yoga day. The idea of Yoga Day was first proposed by the Prime Minister in 2014. The first International Day of Yoga was celebrated the next year on June 21. The day is recognized by the United Nations.
The Father of Yoga is Tirumalai Krishnamacharya. He is seen as one of the most important gurus of modern yoga and is often called “the father of modern yoga” for his wide influence on the development of postural yoga.
Shirshasana, Salamba Shirshasana, or Yoga Headstand is an inverted asana in modern yoga as exercise; it was described as both an asana and a mudra in classical hatha yoga, under different names. It has been called the king of all asanas.
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Some health benefits of Yoga
- Improves posture.
- Increases flexibility.
- Builds muscle strength.
- Boosts metabolism.
- Helps in lowering blood sugar.
- Increases blood flow.
- Keep diseases at bay.
- Slow movements and deep breathing increase blood flow and warm up muscles while holding a pose can build strength