As National Yoga Month comes to a close, people around the world are encouraged to practice yoga today at 7 p.m. local time as part of Time for Yoga, a mass yoga “wave” around the globe.
The Yoga Health Foundation organized the event as a way to encourage people to take anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour a day to stop the hustle and bustle of life and practice yoga. (There is something empowering about the thought of people around the world doing yoga in a mass wave.)
If you're not exactly the most flexible, or are having difficulty deciding between the different types of yoga, here are a few beginner tips to get started and get involved in Time for Yoga.
- Start with a basic move like Child’s Pose or “Balasana”. It's a simple, relaxing pose that promotes meditation and observation.
- Do yoga outside to get fresh air and connect with nature.
- Grab a few friends and create your own workout. Agree on a location, how long you'll practice, and choose the poses you feel comfortable with. Even add your own music to the workout!