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How has yoga helped you? Share your story

Last updated on: June 19, 2019 10:08 IST
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Has yoga helped you heal or overcome a serious medical condition? Share your stories and learnings with us.

How has yoga helped you? Share your story

Photograph: Kind courtesy Malaika Arora/Instagram

June 21 is International Yoga Day.

Started in 2015, the day was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly to raise awareness about the benefits of yoga on one's physical, mental and spiritual well being.

Over the years, we have seen an increasing number of celebrities, including models, actors and sportspersons endorsing yoga for a fit and clean mind and body.

When Shilpa Shetty was diagnosed with cervical spondylosis, her physiotherapist had advised her to do yoga.

'It (yoga) not only healed my neck, but also strengthened it as well,' the actor said in an interview.

Actor Bhagyashree also thanks yoga for helping her recover from calcification of shoulder on the rotator cuff.

'When I suffered from calcification of my shoulder and subacromial bursitis of rotator cuff I was told undoubtedly that I would require a surgery. Frightened of being incapacitated, I chose to seek alternative therapy (yoga) and succeeded," the actor wrote on her blog in November 2017.

And she's not alone.

It has helped people fight bulimia, improve agility and flexibility, fight negativity and even improve sex.

Actor-model Malaika Arora loves acroyoga and hardly misses her sessions, while Vidya Malavade is a yoga teacher and Ashtanga yogi.

Ahead of Yoga Day, we want you to tell us how yoga has helped you.

Has it helped you lose weight?

Or has it helped you heal or overcome a serious medical condition? Tell us all about it.

What kind of asanas do you practice every day and how has it benefited you?

Share your inspiring stories and transformation journey with us.

Simply write to (subject: My yoga story) along with your NAME, AGE, LOCATION and a photograph of you performing your favourite yoga asana, if possible. We'll feature the best ones right here on

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