National Yoga Month is a great time to join the army of millions of yoga devotees and learn about this more than 4-millennia-old physical activity. Yoga is a unique practice that combines special postures – asanas, deep breathing, as well as meditation. Such physical activity is beneficial for people of all ages. You can learn about this and much more in September.
The word “yogo” in Sanskrit means union, since it is believed that during sessions, a person connects with the universe, and a higher consciousness opens up for them. The origins of yoga can be traced back to 2700 BC. Shiva is considered the first yogi, and it was he who passed on his knowledge to the seven sages who spread it around the world. Classical types of yoga appeared from 800 BC to 500 AD, and later until 1700 AD, the doctrine of breath control during training appeared. National Yoga Month was started by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.
- Yoga is the most popular physical activity in the world. There are more than 18 thousand schools in different countries where you can learn the practice.
- Numerous studies have proven that yoga prolongs youth – both external and internal.
- The first yoga mat was made by Angela Farmer, for which she used a carpet backing.
- Yoga helps with schizophrenia; patients tolerate the disease more easily and cope with symptoms faster.
How to join National Yoga Month
Sign up at the nearest yoga school; the classes will have a positive effect on your health, emotional state and appearance. Be sure to include yoga in your lifestyle. It will change you – it will make you calmer, more balanced, and more harmonious. Share your successes on social networks, motivate other people to do yoga and prolong their lives.
When is National Yoga Month celebrated in 2022?
National Yoga Month is observed on September 1 each year.