International Day Of Yoga celebrations have begun across the world on June 21, the designated day to celebrate this ancient fitness and health discipline. People turned out in large numbers across India to practice yoga, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who participated in a mass yoga demonstration in Chandigarh. Over 30, 000 people, including 100 differently-abled children, participated in the event in Chandigarh.
But even individuals are celebrating IDY2016 and one look at our Instagram feed and it was clear that the International Day of Yoga is a huge hit among the new generation. Here are some of the best new images from Instagram celebrating the International Day of Yoga!
Ode to the 2nd International Day of Yoga. Relishing each day and each class I am teaching in Jamaica. Best feeling in the world is in contributing to change it for the better and binding everyone in the same thread of Yoga. The word Yoga is derived from a Sanskrit word “yog” which means the union of the individual consciousness with the Universal Consciousness and this day is a beautiful excuse to experience that collectively! @lbbdelhi @reebokwomen_india #idywithreebok #idy #idy2016 #yoga #yogalove #yogaeverywhere #yogalife
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Yoga is an ancient holistic wellness system that is known to boost mental and physical health. Over decades, yoga has gained worldwide popularity and is perfect for a short session or extended exercise.
Join the International Day of Yoga and share personal experiences around you Keep increasing the challenge one step at a time @pureyogaofficial is in Singapore to give you a chance to try out ♦ Because the best is yet to come #namaste #yoga #accessibleyoga #whatyogalookslike #IDY2016 #IDY #WhataYogilookslike #relax #challenge #reconnect #timetoletgo #breakfree #equilibrium #mantra #mindset #fitness #fitnessaddict #fitnessgram #health
The immune system benefits tremendously from the practice of yoga. There are several poses that help digestion and build immunity in your body. Yoga poses massage organs and strengthen muscles, and improve your body’s stability.
We are celebrating #InternationalYogaDay2016 at #YogaByTheBay along with our customers and @mickey_mehta #YogaDay #IDY2016 #InternationalDayOfYoga #Yoga #YogaLove #yogainspiration #yogapose #Yogi #Instalove #instahealth #Instafit #DiscoverYoga #Mumbai #MyMumbai
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“My name is Nzingah and I make yoga accessible by teaching free yoga classes on the beach for adults, children, and families. I also teach yoga to children with emotional behavior disorders, in addition to a drug rehab. By sharing the gift of yoga I am hoping to assist people find balance mind, body, and spirit so they can live their highest truth. I live in South Florida, and this is #whatayogilookslike.” #Repost @sankofaschild ・・・Two more days to join the International Day of Yoga Accessible Yoga Challenge with Accessible Yoga, YBIC and Yoga International! Enter: 1. Follow all three hosts: @accessibleyoga, @ybicoalition, & @yoga_international. 2. Share your photos on Instagram using the hashtag #IDY2016accessibleyoga or #IDYaccessibleyoga by JUNE 21. Additional hashtag suggestions (but not necessary to qualify): #accessibleyoga #whatyogalookslike #IDY2016 #IDY2016whatayogilookslike #WhatAYogiLooksLike 3. Tag three friends. Prizes: We’ll choose five winners at random. Each winner will receive: a #whatayogilookslike tee, a copy of Yoga and Body Image, a USB pre-loaded with Yoga International’s Spring Digital Conference (20 hours of content!), and a 30-day membership to Yoga International. One grand-prize winner will receive a ticket to attend the Accessible Yoga Conference in Santa Barbara (travel and lodging not included)—a $395 value. https://yogainternational.com/article/view/international-day-of-yoga-accessible-yoga-challenge# Hosts: @accessibleyoga, @ybicoalition, & @yoga_international. #IDY2016accessibleyoga or #IDYaccessibleyoga #accessibleyoga #whatyogalookslike #IDY2016 #IDY2016whatayogilookslike #WhatAYogiLooksLike @davidpierrelouis @selahafrica @sunraharvest #beachyoga
Starting the day with some yoga poses and meditative exercises keeps you high on energy and helps you make the best decisions without getting burdened by stress.
Let yourself be silently drawn to the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. -Rumi I remember the first time I saw someone doing a #hollowback…I was in shock. The stellar yogi and friend practicing was none other than @phillipaskew and his beautifully strong, yet equally open shoulders making a shape I instantly fell in love with. It’s always nice to revisit asanas that go on the back burner from time to time. Here’s to hollowbacks ❤️ If you like Hollowback and many other heart openers, head on over to my @diceyoga page and click the link in my bio! #PracticeOn and #InspireOn my fellow yogis! Shorts @aloyoga #BryceYoga #InspirationGeneration #Yoga #ForearmBalance #PinchaMayurasana
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Wishing all our followers and more, a very happy International Yoga Day 2016 from the entire team at PradipikaYoga. Today let us Celebrate in joy and being proud of how Yoga has turned the lives of millions into a happy and healthy state since centuries and that Yoga will continue to do so in future as well. More than 200 countries have adopted and accepted yoga is the way to future health holistically! YOGA is India’s biggest gift to the world! – Indian prime minister Narendra Modi at UN. Let us all come together and make Yoga a part of our daily lifestyle and give no further excuses right from Today! #IDY2016 #InternationalYogaDay,#Yoga #Pradipikayoga #PIYT #YogaforLife
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. thank you to the nice lady who called me a mermaid today! … Much better than what happened the last time I did yoga in a public place. . Still feel a little weird, and yes I will share exactly what happened soon. For now I think it’s best I get down on paper the message I’d like to get across, (instead of a rant) and how I can use this to raise awareness, help others, and to turn a pretty situation it into a positive one Thank you for all of the love, comments and the emails xoxo Wearing summer @aloyoga happyyyy summer! New rainbow hair by @arcticfoxhaircolor it’s vegan 😉
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