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21st June: International Yoga Day

Tune your Mind and Soul with Melted's Yoga Day Edition

Yoga, an ancient practice originating in India over 5,000 years ago, is more than just physical exercise; it is a discipline that encompasses physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation (dhyana). Yoga allows one to bring balance and harmony between their mind, body, and soul, helping one lead a stable life. By incorporating yoga into daily life, one can achieve greater self-awareness, reduce stress, and improve their overall well-being. 

woman doing yoga

International Yoga Day, celebrated annually on June 21st, has its roots in India's rich cultural heritage. This day was proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in 2014, highlighting the ancient practice of yoga as a valuable gift from India to the world. The resolution was passed by a record 177 countries, marking June 21st as a global unified occasion dedicated to promoting the art of yoga. June 21st is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, symbolizing light, knowledge, and the transformative power of yoga, further adding to the significance this day holds. 

One of the fundamental principles of yoga is the integration of the mind, body, and soul. Through consistent practice, yoga can help individuals achieve a balanced state, where the physical and mental aspects of one's life are aligned. The physical postures strengthen and tone the body, enhancing flexibility, and allowing you to move and look better. Breathing exercises calm your mind and promote mental clarity, while meditation practices help in achieving inner peace and spiritual growth. Various external products can be used to elevate this experience, including candles, sage, and salts. Melted's range of bath salts is crafted to help you achieve a spiritual balance and enhance your yoga experience. This wholesome approach improves physical health while simultaneously allowing you to build emotional resilience and a sense of inner harmony, making it easier for you to navigate life's challenges with greater ease and calmness. 

aligning chakra

Yoga, with its vast and diverse traditions, offers various styles to suit different needs and preferences, each providing unique benefits. Hatha Yoga, the most commonly practiced form, focuses on physical postures and breathing exercises to create a foundation for all yoga practices. Vinyasa Yoga, known for its flowing sequence linked to breathing, is a great alternative for the ones seeking a challenging workout. Ashtanga Yoga is a rigorous style that allows people to build strength and flexibility through challenging asanas. For a deeply meditative practice, Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues and promotes relaxation through long-held poses. Bikram Yoga, performed in a heated room, enhances flexibility and encourages detoxification, allowing one to cleanse their mind and body. Restorative Yoga emphasizes gentle stretching and deep relaxation, perfect for stress relief and recovery. 

These different styles of yoga cater to every individual’s needs, making the art of practicing yoga accessible to everyone. 

the art of yoga

The health benefits of yoga are extensive and backed up by science. Regular practice can lead to improved cardiovascular health, enhanced respiratory function, and better digestion. It can also help you with your day-to-day lifestyle including weight management, boosting the immune system, and promoting better sleep patterns. Yoga is known to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression by stimulating the release of endorphins which promote feelings of well-being. Additionally, it can help ease chronic pain conditions such as arthritis and back pain. India, the land of Ayurveda, heavily relied on and still relies on yoga as the primary wellness practice. 

mom and son doing yoga

By making marginal changes in your life and allowing your body to move in tune with your soul, begin practicing the art of yoga this Yoga Day. 

Celebrate International Yoga Day with Melted!

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