De-stress with 5-minute yoga lessons on UN's first International Day of Yoga

MCMINNVILLE, Tenn., June 19, 2015 /CNW/ -- Isha Foundation is providing free yoga worldwide as a leader in helping individuals to live as conscious, joyful and healthy human beings. The foundation's global effort aims to train over 35,600 teachers to offer free yoga at over 100,000 locations and digitally introduce free yoga to 50-100 million people.

United Nations has declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga. The resolution by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, supported by over 177 countries recognizes that "yoga provides a holistic approach to health and wellbeing."

As part of the International Day of Yoga celebrations, Isha Foundation has released online many simple 5-minute Yoga lessons that anyone can practice.

Yoga for Health: To unleash vibrancy and energy, so you can move into higher levels of health and wellbeing.

Yoga for Success: In evolution, a vertical spine corresponds to a leap in intelligence and capability. Keep your spine healthy and take your life to the next level.

Yoga for Love: Connect with life and break out of the walls you have created around your heart with this subtle, yet powerful yoga practice to experience more love.

Isha Foundation is one of the strategic partners with the Indian Government to plan the celebration in all the Indian Embassies and cultural centers worldwide.

Founded by Sadhguru, a yogi, mystic and internationally renowned thought leader, he expresses why the day is significant:

For the first time in the history of the UN, 177 countries co-sponsored the resolution for Yoga Day. Never before has any resolution in the UN gotten this kind of support. On this day, we want to change the direction of humanity as to how people seek their wellbeing. In pursuit of their wellbeing, we do not want people to look out, up or down – we want them to look in. 

At the White House, President Obama has spoken about yoga:

Yoga has become a universal language of spiritual exercise in the United States, crossing many lines of religion and cultures. Everyday millions of people practice yoga to improve their health and overall wellbeing.

As a premier international yoga organization, Isha Foundation has touched the lives of seven million people from all walks of life worldwide with over 3 million volunteers and in over 200 city centers.

To learn more about free yoga lessons:
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