We’ve watched all the “International so-and-so” days come and go – international waffle day, international sister day, and international dog day – now finally we have one we can sink our teeth into: U.N. International Yoga Day.
Next Sunday, June 21st, signals a full day to take time to give back to yourself, and the planet, by switching off your phone, getting outside and yoga-ing to your hearts content! In Alexandra Palace from 8am-8pm there will be every kind of class you can imagine. The best part? It’s all free!
It all started in a very unlikely place: the U.N. General Assembly. The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, stood up and vocalised the brilliant idea of an International Yoga day to promote a change in lifestyle and focus on consciousness to help the fight against climate change.
Modi has been quoted emphasising the importance of yoga in India, saying “Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well being.”
As a practice that goes so much further than just strengthening your body; the event will focus on Yoga as a way of strengthening your mind and focusing in on what really matters, by peeling away at all of the distractions going on around. And what better place to do it than in the beautiful grounds of Alexandra Palace?
So come along, go to one, three or ten classes and appreciate the beautiful landscape around you, all the people in it, and focus on what you can do to keep it alive and thriving.
Register here to participate and read more about the event and schedule.