Tuesday, 21 June, is International Day of Yoga celebrated since its designation by the UN General Assembly in 2015. Its purpose is to spread awareness about the importance of yoga and its beneficial effects for health.
Patañjali, the ancient Indian teacher, set out the classical path of yoga in his “Yoga Sutras”, saying yoga’s purpose is to calm the thought waves of the mind. That purpose is as relevant to us now as it was then! Yoga offers a holistic framework to life and health, with a range of body, breath and mind practices. There are many of forms of yoga and it’s definitely much more than exercise.
Yoga’s health benefits are becoming more widely known, but it’s really important you learn practices to suit your individual health requirements so you do no harm (yoga’s first principle). Yoga safely practised can enhance your physical and mental health and wellbeing, support the management of chronic conditions and help you some inner calm.
Yoga’s been in my life for years and I wouldn’t be without it. I’m in my ninth year of teaching and my fourth as a yoga therapist. As a yoga therapist, I’m qualified to adapt yoga to support your health and wellbeing in a holistic way.
Looking after your health and wellbeing is vital, whilst being mindful of any health issues you are doing your best to manage. Yoga, when tailored to suit your needs, can help you do that, whether you have any experience of yoga or not! This is yoga for YOU as YOU ARE: to meet you where you are and support your health and wellbeing in a holistic way.
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© Sarah Swan (20 June 2022)