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National Yoga Month - September
Sun, Sep 1, 2024

National Yoga Month

National Yoga Month is a great time to join the millions of yoga devotees and learn about this more than 4,000-year-old practice. Yoga combines special postures (asanas), deep breathing, and meditation, benefiting people of all ages. Discover more about this enriching physical activity in September.

History

The word “yoga” comes from Sanskrit and means “union,” reflecting the connection with the universe and the opening of higher consciousness that practitioners experience. Yoga’s origins can be traced back to 2700 BC, with Shiva considered the first yogi. He passed his knowledge to the seven sages, who spread it around the world. Classical types of yoga emerged between 800 BC and 500 AD, with doctrines of breath control appearing by 1700 AD. National Yoga Month was initiated by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

Interesting Facts

  • Yoga is the most popular physical activity worldwide, with over 18,000 schools in different countries teaching the practice.
  • Studies have shown that yoga helps maintain both external and internal youth.
  • The first yoga mat was created by Angela Farmer using carpet backing.
  • Yoga has been found to assist individuals with schizophrenia, helping them to better tolerate the disease and cope with symptoms more quickly.

How to Join National Yoga Month

Sign up at the nearest yoga school; the classes will positively affect your health, emotional state, and appearance. Incorporate yoga into your lifestyle—it can transform you, making you calmer, more balanced, and more harmonious. Share your successes on social networks to motivate others to practice yoga and extend their lives.

When is National Yoga Month celebrated in 2024?

National Yoga Month is observed on September 1 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday September 1 2024
Monday September 1 2025
Tuesday September 1 2026
Wednesday September 1 2027
Friday September 1 2028
Saturday September 1 2029