the roots of yoga

Let´s celebrate yoga day, everyday!

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Today, June 21, we celebrate two special events: the summer solstice (the awaited official beginning of summer) and since 2015, declared by the United Nations, International Yoga Day!

How are you planning to commemorate this special day? Some of us have already participated in the traditional 108 sun salutations at dawn organized worldwide or got up and sat in meditation or did our daily asana practice. However you decide to celebrate this day, it´s a good opportunity to take a look back at the origin of this practice and better understand its roots.

union photo by: zuluna

The word yoga comes from the root “yuj” that in Sanskrit means union. It is nice to remember this because sometimes we might forget that when we come to our mats, the physical practice becomes a tool to cultivate union & awareness of breath & movement, body and mind, ourselves with everyone…

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