Do you know the difference between those who celebrated International Day of Yoga this past weekend and those who didn’t? Lower back pain. On Sunday, the world celebrated its first ever International Day of Yoga. I, on the other hand, did not know about the new holiday and instead dedicated my non-practice to cooking my dad breakfast on Father’s Day. My dad was happy but my back is not.
With or without me, the event appears to have been a huge success worldwide. In fact, India was able to set the record for the most yogi’s congregating in one place – 36,000 – according to Huff Po. Over at GymLion, we decided to use the beautiful photos as an opportunity to learn the actual Sanskrit names behind several popular poses. Take a look at the collection below, and remember, it is never too late to learn Yoga. If you live or are visiting the NYC, Raleigh-Durham, or Washington, D.C. area sometime, try a class on GymLion.com and get 10% off.
1. Beijing – Adhi Mukhi Svanasana A.K.A.Downward Facing Dog
2. Afghanistan – Tadasana Urdhva Hastasana
3. France – Setu Bandha Sarvangasa A.K.A. Bridge Pose
4. New York City – Uttanasana
5. India – Simhasana A.K.A. Lion Pose
And of course, last but certainly not least….
6. South Korea – Savasana