Celebrating International Day of Yoga

Posted on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Written by Sarah Joosse, Wellness@Work Coordinator

The United Nations has declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga.  View an article and photos in Guelph Today from our June 21 event on the Guelph Campus. 

What is yoga? 

Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice.  The word 'yoga' translates to "unite" or "join," connecting the body and consciousness (United Nations).  

“Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.” - B. K. S. Iyengar

What are some benefits of yoga?

  • Enhanced relaxation and deepen breathing 
  • Boost circulation and relieve stress and tension 
  • Increase flexibility and improve balance 
  • Enhance concentration and reduce fatigue 
  • And more! (see attachement below for additional information)

How can I practice yoga at work? 




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