Celebrate International Yoga Day 2022 by Joining the Oneness Yoga Challenge with us!
Hosted online by Ekam and in-person in South Africa by Ke Karabo
Welcome to the 7-day free online yoga adventure that your mind, body and soul have been craving! Whether you are brand new to yoga, or you are already well on your yogic path, this is the perfect challenge for you – created with special intention and care to celebrate International Yoga Week 2022.
So, are you up for the Challenge? 😀 Let’s go!
Why should I be a part of this challenge?
Yoga is not just about achieving good health or youthfulness. Yoga emerged from the ancient sages of India, who were seekers of enlightenment. This challenge is focused on unlocking your Chakra Power, to experience ultimate body bliss and open up your body’s mystique.
We have 7 Chakras within our body. The 7 chakras are root chakra, sacral chakra, solar plexus chakra, heart chakra, throat chakra, third eye chakra, and crown chakra. When a chakra is blocked, or out of balance, it can cause many problems within the body. Chakra’s can easily become out of balance through the type of lifestyle that we live each day. Such as experiencing lots of stress (physically or mentally), and personal habits such as poor physical alignment or posture, eating unhealthy food, or self-destructive behavior may cause a chakra to be imbalanced.
It is believed that when all the 7 seven chakras are balanced, it creates a place of harmony for mind, body and the spirit. When they are unblocked, and your energy is flowing with ease within your body, you will feel very tranquil, happy, energetic and blissful. Your body will begin to open to receive many powerful levels of spiritual awakening and deep states of enlightenment on this journey.
Are you ready to experience ultimate body bliss?
How can I celebrate International Yoga Day from anywhere in the world?
It is offered online, so you could practice in the privacy of your home or as a community.
Oneness yoga challenge can be taken up by individuals, families, yoga communities, educational institutions, workspaces, organizations, and clubs.
On the 7th day of the yoga challenge which culminates on International Yoga Day, we encourage communal yoga practice.
ANYONE can join the challenge. The more diverse we are the better. Invite yourself, your families, yoga communities, educational institutions, workspaces, organizations, and clubs to this group.
Join us in this journey to unlock your body’s bliss!
Here are the details you need:
When is the yoga challenge in 2022?
It will run for 7 consecutive days from June 15th (Wednesday) to June 21st 2022 (Tuesday).
Where will it be hosted?
The challenge will be hosted online every day for those 7 days for 45min, you can decide what time of the day you would like to practice the yoga, as you will have access to the video for that entire day. Light some incense, or a candle to make your space sacred, roll out your mat, and enjoy this experience.
How can I join for free?
Join the Oneness Yoga online challenge and the in-person Mobs by joining this WhatsApp group using this link below, and more details will follow on the group to register for the challenge: https://chat.whatsapp.com/F7ePuxe1qcLGw5pcZ1qP7R
What do I need to participate in this challenge?
2. A computer or phone to access the different recorded yoga links everyday (for 7 days)
3. Good stable WIFI
4. Your yoga mat
What is the Oneness Yoga Challenge all about?
This year’s challenge is all about activating the 7 chakras and waking up our bodies to bliss. Participants can look forward to specially designed yoga practices, meditations, and a profound understanding of the vision of the Oneness Yoga Challenge. The challenge culminates with an International Day of Yoga celebration on the 7th day, where people from all over the world will come together as oneness yoga mobs to do yoga.
Get ready to awaken your body and your mind
Join the Oneness Yoga Mob in person, in South Africa
How big is a yoga mob? 25 people
What is a super mob? 100 people
When will we meet in person, in South Africa?
On the 7th day of the yoga challenge which culminates on International Yoga Day (21 June), we encourage communal yoga practice. Ke Karabo is planning to host an in-person event for yoga mobs to come together for this final class.
More details will follow soon once you are on the WhatsApp Group, but keep these dates open if you would like to join in person:
Tuesday, 21 June (International Yoga Day)
Sunday, 25 June (if you can’t join in the week)
Join the Yoga Mob WhatsApp Group for more details here
What are the benefits of yoga, and why do people love international yoga day?
– Yoga is inclusive
People of all age groups, religions, nationalities and social backgrounds can celebrate, because yoga is accessible to all! There are so many different kinds of yoga practices, so it’s possible for anyone to start. Age and fitness level doesn’t matter — there are modifications for every yoga pose and beginner classes in every style.
– Yoga helps you manage stress
Life can be stressful sometimes, and it can take its toll on our physical bodies. Have back or neck pain, sleeping problems and headaches? Regular yoga practice creates mental clarity, calmness, and relieves chronic stress — which means it’ll help you with all of the above.
– Practicing yoga is very healthy and for everyone
Yoga strengthens and stabilizes the spine, relieving back pain, stress, anxiety and tension. It helps with weight reduction, maintaining a balanced metabolism, builds and tones muscle strength, improves balance, and increases flexibility. And these are only some of its host of benefits.
Who is the yoga teacher for the OYC, and what style of yoga is it?
Sri Preethaji will be hosting the 7 day yoga classes, recorded live all the way from Ekam in India!
“Enlightenment is humanity’s oldest quest. And enlightenment or awakening is the ultimate attainment of humankind.” – Sri Preethaji
Sri Preethaji, along with her husband Sri Krishnaji are the co-creators of Ekam – the world centre for enlightenment, with millions of followers worldwide. Sri Preethaji is a rare enlightened sage who impacts her students not only through her wisdom but through the power of her consciousness. As the co-Founder of Ekam, Sri Preethaji has created numerous courses, processes and retreats leading millions on profound journeys into awakening.
Learning from Sri Preethaji is a true blessing. It is awakening to a new consciousness for a new life.
Oneness yoga challenge for chakra power for 45 minutes each day of the challenge will give you 7 results.
Day 1: You will bring greater stability and strength into your muscles and into your approach to life.
Day 2: You will bring a greater vitality on to your mat and into your everyday activities.
Day 3: You will feel a beautiful release of stress and move into deep relaxation.
Day 4: You will bring greater love to your body on your mat and greater care for living beings.
Day 5: You will become more attuned to the flow of spiritual currents in your energy body, and flow with greater ease in challenges.
Day 6: You will experience awareness in your yogic movements and stillness during your meditations.
Day 7: You will experience oneness between your body and state of consciousness. The spirit of oneness will flow through every sphere of life.
Here’s the history, how did International Yoga Day start?
In 2014, June 21st was chosen as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. This date also holds special significance in countries across the globe.
On June 21, 2015, nearly 36,000 people, including Prime Minister Modi, and many other high-profile political figures from all around the world, performed 21 asanas (yoga postures) for 35 minutes in New Delhi in what was the first International Yoga Day, and the day has been celebrated around the globe ever since.
Every year on June 21st, the International Day of Yoga raises awareness about the benefits of this mind and body practice. It’s also a day to encourage people around the world to engage in Yoga.
The word yoga means to unite, yoke or ‘to join’. This symbolizes the union of body and consciousness, and the philosophy originated in India about 5,000 years ago. One of the original goals of yoga was spiritual growth. Another goal was mastery over the physical and mental body. Today, two billion people around the world practice yoga as a form of exercise, to relieve stress, and create balance and calm within the body, spirit and mind.
Yoga was developed as a way to interconnect the mind, body and soul to step closer into enlightenment. As the practice became popular in the west, it became popularized as an exercise and relaxation method, with claims to help the body’s general well-being, alleviate physical injuries and chronic pain.
Yoga itself is an ancient art that refreshes the mind and soothes the soul. The day aims to encourage new people to adopt the yogi lifestyle and align with their inner chakras.