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Apply the right amount of effort, and you have a rewarding yoga practice that leaves you feeling recharged and refreshed. Pixabay

Yoga is a powerful practice that works on both the body and mind; that is why it helps in transforming the whole personality and not just the physical body. However, there’s a common misconception that yoga is all about complicated postures. That by doing a complicated backbend, or after achieving the full splits, we somehow become ‘better than we were before. It limits the concept of yoga to something that you only do on the mat. It assumes that if you can’t do extreme postures, you can’t ever be good at or practice yoga.

Namita Piparaiya, Yoga and Ayurveda Lifestyle Specialist, Founder, Yoganama shares few ways you can extend your yoga practice into your daily life.

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Yoga is essential in achieving mental wellness. Pixabay

One of the yoga’s most prominent contemporary voices, Sarvesh Shashi, is not just a yoga entrepreneur, but in his own words, yoga is his life’s purpose. A nation-wide network of yoga studios, started when this 17-year-old attended a yoga class “by chance and not out of willingness”.

With actor Malaika Arora onboard as a partner and celebrity clientele, the modern yogi’s mission is as strong as ever – “connecting seven billion breaths’. Ahead of the International Yoga Day on June 21, the founder of SARVA and Diva Yoga speaks to IANSlife about his journey.

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The residence of the president of India (Rashtrapati Bhavan). Pixabay

As the whole world is passing through a health crisis amid COVID-19 pandemic, President Ram Nath Kovind on the 6th International Yoga Day on Sunday suggested practicing Yoga, saying it “can help keep the body fit and mind serene”.

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Yoga Day to go virtual this year amid COVID-19 pandemic. Pixabay

The Ministry of AYUSH along with Indian Council of Cultural Relations on Friday announced a unique international video blog competition, called ‘My Life My Yoga’ as the International Yoga Day this year will be organised virtually amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The participants will have to make a 3-minute video of performing yoga ‘asanas’ and put them on the social media platforms with the hashtag My Life My Yoga and also hashtag their country name tagging the AYUSH ministry.

The contest has already started from June 1 and the videos can be submitted till June 15. The winners will be announced before June 21. The selected videos from all over the world will be posted on various social media platforms by the government. “They can post the video in any language”, Ayush Secretary Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha said, speaking at a press conference. “The International Yoga Day has been celebrated across the globe for the last five years. This year also the Ministry of AYUSH is organising the 6th International Yoga Day in a big way. However due to the pandemic the mass gathering will not be organised this year,” said Kotecha.

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