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Yoga Yoga Everywhere!!! But how I get to go??


Many people have resorted to yoga in last few years, and they are seeing huge difference in their health. But a huge population is still in thinking mode, and a huge are doing only 'comfort yoga'- like on and off, depending on the mood. 

It's difficult to take time out for ourselves with kids. But the umpteen number of benefits of yoga must be reaped by everyone, for our own good health (physical as well as mental).

The world would be celebrating the 8th anniversary of International Yoga Day on 21st June 2022.

In India, this day is celebrated by Ministry of Ayush with a particular theme every year. This year the theme chosen is "Yoga for Humanity." Another interesting event which will happen this year across the world is 'Guardian ring.' It would be like a relay race. The yoga sessions would be performed across the nations from east to west along with the movement of sun. It would be telecasted live on DD Channels (India) (Source: Press Information Bureau of Government: )

Taking inspiration from this "Guardian Ring" programme, let us all try again to begin our yoga journey.  Let's try to start only with Surya Namaskar ๐ŸŒ…- a set of 12 yoga asanas. 

Surya Namaskar encompasses all- the spiritual health, the physical health, and the mental health too.

The sun is the ultimate source of energy for each living being. Let's pray this divine celestial body with yoga. Even if you do not have much time in the morning, start with one round of Surya Namaskar and then proceed to three rounds to six rounds to twelve rounds, according to time and capability.

Our body has seven chakras (circles). 

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Understanding about chakras would need another article. But Surya Namaskar is the best way to balance these chakras which, if in perfect harmony, keep us going with full vitality.

Each pose of Surya Namaskar affects one or the other chakras and helps them regain their balance.

You can get ample number of articles, images, and videos on how to do 12 poses of Surya Namaskar. Please follow them. 

* Don't forget to chant the 12 names of Surya along with each pose. 

* Don't forget to inhale while backward bending positions and exhale while forward bending poses.

The motive of this article is to get you all going, including myself.

So, let's take a pledge...

On this International Yoga Day, I pledge to start Surya Namaskar, daily- to pray that ultimate source of vigour; to balance my chakras; and to attain physical and mental well-being. 

Happy Yoga Day...

Yo! Go! Yoga!!!



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