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June 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Yoga for Mental Health. Yoga for All. Make Yoga Part of Your Life.
Join the U of G community on Wednesday, June 21, 12 p.m. -1:30 p.m., to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2023 and realize the many benefits of yoga- mental, physical, social, environmental, and spiritual. IDY is the biggest yoga event of the year and is celebrated throughout the world on the summer solstice, June 21. All are welcome at this inclusive event.
The IDY event will be celebrated in nature under the open sky on the historic and picturesque Johnston Green. The event will start with an hour of yoga practice, including asanas, pranayama (yogic breathing), meditation, mudras, and relaxation. The practice will invigorate and relax you while bringing a sense of calm, peace, and overall well-being in mental and physical dimensions.
The yoga practice will be followed by lunch and open mic from 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. where anyone can share their yoga and mental health story or experience.
Bring your own nutritious and healthy lunch, yoga mat, and water bottle. Chairs will be provided for yoga postures adaptation.
The resolution for the International Day of Yoga was proposed by India and endorsed by a record 175 member states through a UN resolution. Yoga is now practiced worldwide, giving people of all faiths and walks of life the tools and practices they need to enhance and balance their mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.
National Indigenous Peoples Day also takes place on the summer solstice, June 21.
This event is sponsored by Wellness@Work, U of G, and presented by the U of G Yoga and Meditation Collective and the U of G Yoga Club.