June 21 is International Yoga Day! Yoga is well known as a practice of the body, mind, and spirit. It balances these elements of ourselves and is simultaneously grounding and uplifting. While yoga’s cultural origins deserve great respect, let us have gratitude that this practice from ancient India now has a global presence.
Today, find and learn a simple yoga pose that you are physically able to do easily. (There are poses for all levels of physical ability.) Perform this yoga pose and take a few moments to pay attention to your breath. Use your breath and posture to focus on balancing yourself within and without. Feel yourself as part of the greater world around you.