International Yoga Day: Embracing the tranquility of yoga everywhere

Outdoor yoga

Sunrise yoga. | Dawata Wellness

CEBU CITY, Philippines— International Yoga Day, celebrated on June 21st, is a global event dedicated to promoting the ancient practice of yoga and its numerous benefits for the mind, body, and spirit.

Whether you’re an experienced yoga practitioner or a beginner, this day serves as a reminder of the importance of mindfulness, wellness, and inner peace.

To mark this special occasion, we’ve curated a list of five breathtaking locations where you can immerse yourself in the practice of yoga, surrounded by nature’s beauty and serenity.

Here are some places where one can practice yoga:

1. Beach

Practicing yoga on the beach allows you to connect deeply with nature. The sound of the waves, the feel of the sand, and the ocean breeze create a serene and soothing environment.

2. Mountain Retreats

Practicing yoga in the mountains can be an incredibly grounding and rejuvenating experience. The fresh mountain air, panoramic views, and serene atmosphere are perfect for deepening your practice.

Yoga in the mountains. | Dawata Wellness Studio

3. Urban Rooftops

Urban rooftop yoga sessions provide a unique experience of tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. These sessions often feature stunning skyline views and a sense of elevated calm.

Urban rooftop yoga experience. A mix of tranquility and buzzing sound of the city. | Dawata Wellness Studio

4. Yoga studio

Yoga can sometimes be best practiced in an area where learning and practicing is best placed. In yoga studio you will be able to dive deeper in your practice by showing up on your mat, by connecting with others you practice regularly and sharing energy with the people around you.

Enjoy studio classes and get hands on experience from yoga teachers. | Dawata Wellness Studio

5. At home

Contrary to popular beliefs that yoga is all about being able to do all the poses or asanas, if you are already deep in your yoga practice, you would know that to be still and to be able to breathe mindfully is the best practice of yoga. Your home is your comfort zone, make your yoga practice count at home by simply reconnecting with yourself and your practice.

Whether you’re exploring a new location or practicing in the comfort of your home, International Yoga Day is a wonderful opportunity to cultivate mindfulness, wellness, and inner peace through the transformative power of yoga.