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This Is Our Practice: 9 Contributors Reflect on International Day of Yoga

We asked our international contributors to share what they love about their practice—and their practice space.

There’s much to celebrate on International Day of Yoga, which falls on June 21. This year, we’ve been reflecting on the fact that no matter how different our individual yoga styles, spaces, and reasons for participating in yoga, we are all united by our practice. Whether that practice takes place on a beach or in a corner of our living room, it’s yoga. It’s our practice.

We recently asked some of our contributors to share with us what they most value about their practice and the place where they come to yoga, and we think you might find some similarities and inspiration among the various responses. We also invite you to share your practice with us on social media and tag it with the hashtag #ThisIsOurPractice. We’ll be following along with everyone’s experience of yoga, and we’ll share some of the images and accompanying explanations of what yoga means to you on our Instagram.

And if you care to celebrate with us and thousands of others, we invite you to an in-person or virtual practice in partnership with the Times Square Alliance and Outside.io. On Tuesday, June 21, there’s a special (free!) summer solstice class in Times Square with YJ Contributor Neeti Narula at 7:30 a.m. EST. Don’t live in New York? You can still practice to the livestream of class, which will be available on YouTube and Facebook. Click here to register.