September is a great time for everyone to get back to business. Whether you are returning to school, renewing your fitness resolutions, or incorporating a new and improved healthy diet into your lifestyle, the fall season is the perfect time to establish a new routine.
The month of September is also very special because it was chosen by the Department of Health and Human Services to be the month that highlights, celebrates, and spreads the word about yoga and the myriad health benefits of yoga.
Augmented by an advisory board of leading yoga instructors, National Yoga Month offers something for both new and seasoned yoga practitioners.
Activities and educational opportunities during National Yoga Month are plentiful. From free yoga classes in participating studios across the country to larger, global events and gatherings, yogis worldwide are sure to be inspired to partake or contribute on some level to this wonderful cause.
Happenings include Time for Yoga, an event set to take place on September 30 for people all across the globe to get together at 7 p.m., local time and practice yoga. The purpose of Time for Yoga is to create a massive yoga wave in an effort to spread the good vibes of yoga from country to country.
Other events such as the Global Mala for Peace, founded by yoga teacher, Shiva Rea, takes place during the days that span the Autumnal Equinox. In the tradition of the sacred cycle of 108, yogis of the world practice according to their own tradition or inspiration (108 sun salutations, 108 minutes of meditation, etc.) to further enhance the message and intentions of the United Nations International Day of Peace.
In addition, Yoga Recess, a national campaign to bring yoga into the school system is offering fundraising opportunities for those interested in raising money for their own school district. Kicking off during National Yoga Month and ending with National Yoga Recess Day on January 25, the Yoga Recess campaign welcomes volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to help raise funds and spread the word about the benefits of yoga in the classroom.
For more information about how you can contribute to National Yoga Month and the Global Mala for Peace, visit yogahealthfoundation.org.