Apple Planning Activity Challenge for International Day of Yoga on June 21

International Day of Yoga takes place on Monday, June 21, and Apple is celebrating with a new Activity Challenge that will let Apple Watch users earn a new yoga badge and a set of animated yoga stickers.

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Earn this award inspired by the International Day of Yoga. On June 21, do a yoga workout of 20 minutes or more. Record your time with any app that adds workouts to Health.

To earn the award, Apple Watch users will need to complete a yoga workout that lasts for 20 minutes or more on June 21. The award for completing the challenge looks similar to the award provided for past Yoga Day challenges, and there are several sticker options for various yoga poses like tree pose, crow pose, and warrior 2 to side angle.

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Apple holds Activity Challenges for various holidays and events throughout the year, and began offering awards for International Day of Yoga in 2019.

Any yoga workout will fulfill the requirement, so long as you select the yoga workout type from the Workout app on the Apple Watch or use an app that adds yoga workouts to the Health app. Apple's Fitness+ service, available for $9.99 per month, offers built-in yoga workouts that you can do.

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filmantopia Avatar
1 week ago

I will declare "dishwashing" as "Yoga" for me. This is calming as well and a joy, if I see the shiny things laying around.
I once did Yoga for 2 minutes. It was not meant for me ?
That's nowhere near enough time to wrap your head around it and know whether yoga is for you. The first time I did yoga I thought it was ridiculous. But by now, I've been doing it for over ten years.
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jclo Avatar
1 week ago

I did it last year. It was my very first time and that was the longest 20 minutes of my life. But surprisingly, I felt good after. I will try again. If you have an easy YouTube video for people that can’t touch there feet, that would be nice to share. Thanks!
Anything that's focused on hamstrings would be good for that. I highly recommend Yoga with Adriene for beginners, she has some great simple routines that are gentle but still a good stretch.




Edit: For those of you who want this challenge but are totally new to yoga, any of Adriene's beginner stuff is really nice, and about the right length!

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axantas Avatar
1 week ago
I will declare "dishwashing" as "Yoga" for me. This is calming as well and a joy, if I see the shiny things laying around.
I once did Yoga for 2 minutes. It was not meant for me ?
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HeavenDynamic Avatar
1 week ago
Looks like I'm going to do yoga for the first time of my life
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GrumpyMom Avatar
1 week ago
There is actually an international day of Yoga? ? Since when? Somehow I missed it or I forgot about it. I’m envious of people who can participate. I’ve got friends with mad yoga skills. I have all I can do to tie my shoes, thank you hiatal hernia. ?
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a.jfred Avatar
1 week ago

I did some yoga (not very well!) for the first time ever with Apple Fitness+.

I think I enjoyed it overall… Some of the positions where you have your head down weren’t the most pleasant things to do, but a lot of it made me notice tense parts of my body and afterwards it gave me a chill/calm mood and I felt I’d accomplished something probably good for me.

The trainers (for all activities, not just yoga) on Apple Fitness+ are so encouraging and positive. This aspect keeps me returning to the service when I can, because it feels like a nice place to be with supportive people.

I also really like the mindful cooldowns you get a prompt for after completing a session.
For those doing it for the first time, there are actually 2 Yoga workouts in the "beginners" collection, 1 10-minute & 1 20-minute.

I've actually found doing a 10-minute yoga session (very poorly, at that ... I'm horribly inflexible) prior to starting any other workouts (core, strength, HIIT) has actually helped a lot. I look at it this way: Yoga involved a LOT of core-exercises, an a strong core is pretty key for everything, so it's a win-win.

I may "cheat" and bend knees a little more than most ... or use blocks ... but according to the trainers, that's not cheating at all. I won't say there aren't times I'm not frustrated because I cannot keep up, but there's some very slow improvement.
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