International Yoga Day 2018 is now only a week away. Established in 2015 following a proposal by the Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, in his address to UN General Assembly on 27 September 2014, International Yoga Day is celebrated on 21 June every year. This is the day of the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere with special significance in many parts of the world and in the yogic tradition.
And so on Thursday 21 June, 2018, yogis will gather together all over the world to celebrate yoga. By attending large gatherings, supporting special classes in local studios, participating in online events or celebrating alone through a home practice, yoga practitioners everywhere can take this opportunity to show gratitude for the transformative power of yoga in their own lives and to shout about the benefits of yoga.
Here are ten great products from the Yogamatters range that can add to your celebration of this very special day.
International Yoga Day is a great day to treat yourself to a new mat.
It’s amazing how a new yoga mat in a vibrant colour can inject a fresh sense of purpose and excitement into your practice.
Maybe this International Yoga Day will be the day when you commit for the first time to a regular home practice and if so, then this new everyday yoga mat from Yogamatters is a great investment.
This cushioned, non-slip yoga mat is made from sustainably harvested natural tree rubber, making it the perfect eco-friendly choice.
If you’re planning to attend a large outdoor yoga gathering this International Yoga Day 2018, then it’s worth investing in a stainless steel bottle.
With many yoga events and festivals now becoming plastic bottle free zones, This 500ml sustainable water bottle keeps your water cool all day to give you the essential hydration you’ll need as you enjoy your practice.
This Liberty floral design has a summery, feminine vibe to lift your spirits and make you smile.
A great way to shout about your love for all things yoga this International Yoga Day let your T shirt do the talking.
Let this word prompt you to respect and recognise the divine in yourself and in everyone that you meet this International Yoga day and always.
This no nonsense yoga tank top has a comfortable loose fit and is made from super soft, thin, airy organic cotton, ideal for your summer yoga practice or the more sweaty yoga classes. This yoga top breathes with you as you move and breathe.
There’s no better day to celebrate the sun than on the longest day of the year!
All over the world on 21 June 2018, yoga practitioners will be saluting the sun as it rises. Join these yogis by saying ‘Hello Sunshine’ with your own series of sun salutations.
Why not treat yourself after your practice by soothing aching muscles and hydrating the skin with this nourishing blend of antibacterial lemongrass and marjoram essential oils and refreshing eucalyptus, pine and yarrow?
International Yoga day 2018 is a great opportunity to sit down with a friend to share the benefits of yoga over a cup of tea.
This herbal collection of Pukka teas will lead you on a herbal adventure as you share how yoga has transformed your life. Many people have reservations about trying yoga for themselves. They think they’re not bendy enough or calm enough or skinny enough. Ordinary people need to hear how yoga has affected the lives of other ordinary people like themselves. And that’s where you come in!
Why not share your yoga joy with others this International Yoga Day by sending these cards to those who have influenced you on your yoga journey?
It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all those yoga teachers who have inspired us and encouraged us on our personal yoga adventure.
Maybe there’s a special friend who’s travelled the journey with you and you want to thank them for always being there.
These six designs are a great celebration of yoga.
Introducing a little one to the joys of yoga is wonderful thing to do this International Yoga Day. Yogamatters has a wide range of beautifully illustrated yoga stories for the precious children in your world.
There are also some great resources for teachers and parents on how to inspire and stretch young bodies and minds.
You’re never too young to start out on your own yoga adventure.
Why not mark this International Yoga Day by getting yourself a new book to inspire and encourage you on your yoga journey?
T.K.V Desikachar describes this work as a program for the spine at every level: physical, mental, and spiritual. Based on his father Krishnamacharya’s system and his own practical approach, this clear step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to the age-old practices of yoga will take your yoga practice to a whole new level.
There are also loads of other inspiring titles to choose from in the Yogamatters Bookstore.
Daily Greatness Yoga Journal
There’s no need to wait for January 1st to start achieving your yoga goals, when International Yoga Day is the perfect opportunity to set your intentions for the coming year.
Created especially for the modern female yogi, the Daily Greatness Yoga Journal brings together all aspects of the body, mind and spirit, making it a perfect tool for establishing and maintaining a daily yoga and meditation practice.
Designed to be ‘Your Masterplan for a Beautifully Conscious Life’, this journal, if used every day, could radically transform, profoundly shape and dynamically alter your destiny.
International Yoga Day is the ideal day to show your appreciation to your yoga teacher. Why not offer a gift to your yoga teacher today as your way of saying thank you for all that they have offered you on your yoga journey?
These yoga charms from Shanti Boutique double up as either a bracelet or an anklet. You can choose the perfect sterling silver charm and colour of the suede cord that’s just right for your teacher.
We hope that these ideas from the Yogamatters range have inspired you to celebrate International Yoga Day 2018 in your own way, whether as part of a large gathering, at a regular local yoga class or alone in your home practice.
Whatever you do this International Yoga day, take some time to celebrate and give thanks for the role that yoga plays in your journey through life.
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