Celebrating International Day of Yoga
“[Yoga] embodies the unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment … a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature.”
- Narendra Modi, UN Assembly
Born to service all sports, all forms of movement, P.E Nation welcomes the opportunity to celebrate exercise and connection in all their iterations. This International Day of Yoga, whether you’re enjoying the Northern summer solstice or embracing the Southern hem's shortest day of the year, it's always worth while to take a moment to be in the moment.
A 3,000-year-old practice, a state of being, yoga's benefits go far beyond controlled breathing, calm, impressive flexibility, improved fitness and presence of mind.
Yoga can help reduce stress and anxiety, boost mood and wellbeing, improve balance and strength, and help reduce symptoms of chronic pain, as well as positively impact some of the risk factors for chronic illnesses including heart disease, high blood pressure, and insomnia.
Crucially, given the after-burnout widely apparent in the post-pandemic era, and the collective need for reclaiming calm and balance as we recover and regroup, a New York University Grossman School of Medicine study has found that regular kundalini yoga practice can help reduce symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder in adults.