September is National Yoga Month and has been since 2008. It was created to teach people about the ways in which yoga can benefit health and encourage a healthy way of living. I will offer 10 wonderful ways for us to all celebrate National Yoga month.
#1 Take a free class
Celebrate National Yoga Month this September by receiving free yoga classes for one week at more than 1,600 different locations throughout the nation. Classes are offered to new students, so if you want to give yoga a try now is your chance.
#2 Download a free song
Get in the mood for yoga by downloading the song "Om Namo," one of the many songs from the Yoga Revolution CD.
#3 Educate yourself on the health benefits of yoga
Educate yourself on the health benefits of yoga in one or more of the following ways:
- Read my article that contains links to my writings that focus on the health benefits of yoga.
- Learn what the Mayo Clinic has to say on the positive things that yoga can do.
- The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine has a page dedicated to yoga.
#4 Teach someone else to do yoga
If you already know how to do yoga, give back by teaching your children, a friend or another family member.
#5 Make a donation
Make a donation to the Give Back Yoga Foundation. You can choose to donate your funds to help prisoners or veterans. If you have the finances, this is a wonderful way to help prisoners receive books or veterans obtain a CD, book or DVD.
#6 Buy a yoga gift for yourself or another
Purchase a yoga mat, attire or other gift to treat yourself or someone else. The following are suggestions:
#7 Try a new yoga pose (asana)
If you already practice yoga, try something different by learning a new asana. You may even find a new favorite.
#8 Download a free yoga video
Enjoy yoga in the comfort of your home by downloading a free yoga video offered by Yoga Yak. This is a 55-minute class, so it is well worth the time spent to download it.
#9 Try yoga somewhere different
If you usually practice yoga indoors, try it somewhere out of the ordinary. The outdoors can be a very relaxing way to experience yoga. Parks, beaches or backyards are great ways to experience nature and yoga at the same time.
#10 Make your own yoga mat cleaner
Watch a video on YouTube to learn how to make your own yoga mat cleaner. Keep your mat clean to keep germs away.
Enjoy yoga all September with these 10 wonderful ways to celebrate National Yoga Month!
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Rebecca completed courses in Medical Terminology, Administrative Medical Assisting, and Coding and Billing. She is recognized by the National Healthcareer Association as a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) and Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA). In addition, Rebecca is a former gymnast and is avid about yoga, swimming and other athletic activities. Follow her on Twitter @RebeccaBardelli.