If you don’t practice yoga or know the health benefits of the activity, September is the perfect month for you to be introduced! September is officially National Yoga Month and many of you can get free yoga classes at participating yoga studios. National Yoga Month is observed by the Department of Health & Human Services which is designed to educate the public about the health benefits of yoga. It’s also designed to inspire a healthy lifestyle.
National Yoga Month began in 2008. The first year health enthusiasts participated in the first 10 City Yoga Health Festival Tour. This tour featured classes, lectures, exhibits, and other activities. Since then, the campaign continued to educate and inspire the public on how to live a healthy lifestyle.
You can get the Yoga Month Card for 1 week of free yoga at a local studio to have an amazing yoga experience: Click here to get your Yoga Month Card for Free. You can choose yoga classes that fit your personality and strength level individually according to yoga style, teacher, length and even specific body part.
September 21st and 22nd serve as the Global Mala Yoga for Peace event. This series of events focuses on 108 sun salutations and brings the yoga community together in support of International Peace Day. Global Mala will be observed in many cities around the world.
On Sept. 30th there will be an observance to the conclusion of Yoga Month nationwide. The event is called Time for Yoga Global Community Practice. At 7 p.m. local time on Sept. 30th, yoga students across the country and of all experience levels are encouraged to practice yoga as an international observance and the culmination of Yoga Month. The 1 hour practice will be followed by savasana at 8 p.m., and a 15 minute meditation for universal peace and well-being at 8:15 p.m.