Celebrate International Yoga Day with Top 10 Yoga Poses

Yoga is more than a physical practice - it's a process of harmony and balance within yourself. The benefits of yoga range from improved flexibility and power to increased psychological focus and emotional strength. Imagine a Day of stretching, breathwork and inner peace - that's International Yoga Day.

International Yoga Day is celebrated annually on June 21st to promote Yoga and Health. Yoga is an ancient practice that incorporates physical postures, breathing techniques and meditation to improve health physically, mentally and spiritually.

In this blog, we'll explore the top 10 yoga poses.


Significance of International Yoga Day on June 21st

International Yoga Day was created by the United Nations in 2015 to promote Yoga and promote it worldwide. It's observed yearly on June 21st (summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere) to remember yoga's universal appeal and its potential to promote harmony and health throughout all backgrounds.

Unveiling the International Yoga Day Theme

The focal point of International Yoga Day 2024 revolves around the theme of "Humanity." The celebrations of Yoga Day are geared towards promoting an understanding of the comprehensive aspects of yoga and motivating individuals to integrate it into their everyday routines to elevate their overall well-being.


Yoga along with its Global Popularity

Yoga enjoys a large recognition due to its versatility and usefulness to promote physical well-being, mental well-being, and mental balance. As a method which crosses geographic and cultural boundaries, yoga has found resonance with individuals from all walks of life, searching for its liberating consequences for individual development and peace.
At YO1, our experts draw on their knowledge and experience to create yoga therapies beyond the mat. Our yoga sessions will quiet the mind, refuel the body and promote health and longevity.


Revealing the Top 10 Yoga Poses on International Yoga Day


1. Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

  • Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart and arms relaxed by your sides
  • Engage your core, lengthen your spine and reach upward with your fingertips
  • This pose improves posture, balance and focus

2. Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

  • Begin on your knees and hands and take your hips upward toward the sky in an inverted V configuration
  • Press your palms into the mat, relax your head and extend your spine
  • Downward-facing dog can stretch the whole body, strengthen the arms and calm the mind

3. Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II)

  • Put your foot forward, lower your knees and spread your arms out towards the sides
  • Look over your front fingertips and sink into the lunge
  • Warrior II strengthens legs, and concentration and opens hips and chest


4. Tree Pose (Vrikshasana)


  • Standing up tall, move your weight onto your left foot and put your right foot on your inner left thigh
  • Bring your hands to the heart centre or reach overhead like branches of a tree
  • Tree Pose brings balance, focus, and stability while grounding you in the now

5. Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)


  • Take a lying position, put your hands under your shoulders and lift your chest area off the mat
  • Position your elbows right next to your body and place your shoulder blades back and down
  • Cobra Pose strengthens the back muscles, opens the heart, and increases flexibility in the spine

6. Child's Pose (Balasana)


• Kneel on the mat, take it easy in your high heels and fold forwards, putting your forehead on the ground
• Arms extend alongside your body or overhead for a deeper stretch
• Child's Pose releases the mind, the back and shoulders, and brings calmness

7. Chair Pose (Utkatasana)

  • Place your legs together, bend your knees and sweep your arms overhead
  • Sink your hips back like you are sitting in an invisible chair and engage your core
  • Chair Pose strengthens legs, core, and back muscles and revs up the whole body

8. Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)

  • Sit on the mat with your legs out before you, flex your feet and reach for your toes
  • Lengthen your back, fold forward from the hips, and relax the neck and shoulders
  • Seated Forward Bend stretches the hamstrings, calms the mind, and improves digestion

9. Corpse Pose (Savasana)

  • Lie flat on your back, shut your eyes and relax your entire body
  • Breathe, let go of tension and be present with yourself
  • Corpse Pose allows for deep relaxation, less stress and complete restoration of mind and body

10. Plank Pose (Phalakasana)

  • Start with a push-up, work your core and hold your body straight
  • Keep your wrists below your shoulders and hold for several breaths
  • Plank Pose strengthens the core, arms and shoulders, improves posture, and builds endurance



We have explored the theme and significance of International Yoga Day. Regardless if you are a novice or an expert yogi, including the top 10 yoga poses in your routine will boost emotional health, mental clarity, and strength. Let us celebrate this International Yoga Day with the unique theme of Humanity at YO1 Longevity and Health Resorts and Get 25% off on exclusive Yoga Programs.


Q: What benefits does yoga have and can it be appropriate for everyone?

?A: Yoga has many benefits including flexibility, strength, mental focus and emotional resilience. It is open to all ages and fitness levels promoting holistic well-being.

Q: What makes yoga different from stretching or other fitness?

A: Yoga includes physical postures, breathwork and meditation - more than physical fitness - to achieve balance, harmony and health. It addresses mind, body, and spirit as one holistic approach to health.

Q: What health conditions can Yoga manage?

A: Yoga is helpful for stress, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, insomnia and hypertension. Its therapeutic practices may control symptom relief and promote health.

Q: What to expect from Yoga sessions at YO1 Longevity and Health Resorts?

A: At YO1, certified yoga instructors lead guests through yoga postures, meditation and cleansing to promote physical vitality, mental clarity and spiritual awareness. Every session is individualized to meet specific requirements.

Q: How do I determine if Yoga is appropriate for me?

A: Regardless if you are a novice or an experienced yoga practitioner, yoga benefits everybody. In case you would like to boost your physical well-being, your emotional well-being or even your emotional balance, yoga might be for you. See how yoga can fit into your wellness plan with our certified instructors.


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