Yoga enthusiasm cuts across age groups

Lucknow: Youngsters are increasingly influenced by yoga due to several key factors, including its physical, mental, and social benefits.  Yoga offers a full-body workout that enhances flexibility, strength, and balance, which appeals to young people looking to improve their physical fitness. Many youngsters face stress from academics, work, and social pressures. Yoga practices like meditation and deep breathing help reduce stress and promote relaxation.

Yoga promotes mindfulness, which helps youngsters improve their concentration and focus, beneficial for academic and professional tasks. Regular yoga practice helps in managing emotions and reducing anxiety and depression, leading to better mental health.

Platforms like Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube are flooded with yoga content. Influencers and yoga practitioners share their routines, encouraging their followers to adopt yoga. Celebrities and athletes often endorse yoga, showcasing its benefits and making it more appealing to young fans.

The availability of online yoga classes and apps makes it easy for youngsters to practice yoga from anywhere, fitting it into their busy schedules.

Yoga communities are often inclusive and supportive, attracting youngsters from diverse backgrounds.

Yoga promotes a holistic approach to health, integrating physical exercise, mental well-being, and healthy living.

Many schools and colleges have started integrating yoga into their physical education programs, exposing students to its benefits early on.

Yoga workshops and retreats offer immersive experiences that attract youngsters seeking a break from their routine and an opportunity to learn more about yoga.

Yoga helps in managing chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and obesity, which is particularly relevant for health-conscious youngsters.

By combining physical exercise, mental health benefits, and a supportive community, yoga is becoming an integral part of many young people’s lives, contributing to their overall well-being and personal growth.

There are many celebrated young yoga practitioners around the world who have gained recognition for their skills, dedication, and contributions to the practice of yoga.  Among noted names are Rachel Brathen from Sweden. Author of the New York Times bestseller “Yoga Girl.”

Adriene Mishler from USA is the founder of the popular YouTube channel “Yoga with Adriene,” which has over 10 million subscribers.

Dylan Werner a former firefighter in USA turned yoga instructor, renowned for his strength and advanced yoga poses.

There are others on this list like. Kino MacGregor, Sjana Elise Earp and Morgan DeYoung to name a few.

These young practitioners have not only excelled in their practice but have also used their platforms to inspire and educate others about the benefits of yoga. While the world basks in the Yoga tradition, even India is not far behind.

India has a rich tradition of celebrated young yoga practitioners who are making significant contributions to the field.

Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra: As the Director of The Yoga Institute in Mumbai, she is one of the leading female yoga practitioners in India. She emphasizes the importance of a balanced state of mind and awareness, and her work focuses on empowering individuals through yoga, especially women​ (Press Information Bureau)​.

Akshar: Founder of Akshar Yoga, he has gained recognition for his innovative approach to yoga, which integrates traditional practices with modern fitness techniques. His work has inspired many young practitioners and he frequently conducts workshops and seminars across India.

Sarvesh Shashi: CEO of SARVA, a wellness startup that integrates yoga with modern lifestyle needs. He has worked with global icons and celebrities to promote yoga and wellness, making yoga accessible and trendy for the younger generation.

Anshuka Parwani: Known for her work with Bollywood celebrities, Anshuka specializes in aerial yoga and other contemporary forms, making yoga appealing to a broader audience. Her innovative approach helps demystify yoga and presents it as a fun, engaging activity.

Aishwarya Nigam: A young yoga influencer, she uses social media platforms to share her yoga journey and inspire others. Her content focuses on the physical and mental benefits of yoga, encouraging young people to incorporate it into their daily routines.

These practitioners are not only skilled in their craft but are also dedicated to promoting the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of yoga, making it accessible to diverse groups of people across India and the world. With a youthful pitch about Yoga, one is confident that Yoga now a global movement is here to stay and spread.


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