The practice is over 5000 years old but today, on the longest day of the year, millions of people will gather across the globe to celebrate the first International Yoga Day – including 35,000 people gathering in New Delhi in an attempt to break the world record for the largest yoga class.

If you’re anything like the rest of the Braintree office, finding time to make it to a yoga class can prove difficult, so I’ve hand-picked our top three #BThoughtful posts which could help you to weave yoga and wellbeing into your everyday life.

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1. Five Easy Ways To Mindfulness

In the first of her regular guest posts, #BThoughtful contributor Kat of Movement for Modern Life shares how to use mindfulness and meditation to help your body and mind unwind with her five top tips to mindfulness.

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2. Kats’s Top Tips for Good Posture

Founder of Movement for Modern Life, Kat talks us through simple ways to perfect your posture and feel the difference. Discover her top tips for good posture and helping you stay healthily aligned.

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3. Our Top 5 Apps for Inner Calm

Between meetings, emails, deadlines and other to-dos, carving out time for a little peace and quiet can be difficult. However, taking just 10 minutes out of your day for yourself can really transform your mind.

Here at Braintree, we’re huge fans of using meditation to help us do this. And there are dozens of handy apps that make it really easy to focus on finding your inner calm. We decided to put together our pick of the best meditation apps that will that help you feel at peace any-time, anywhere and everyday.

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There’s no better excuse than International Yoga Day to kick start your practice. If like us you’re celebrating in London today, dust off that yoga mat and head to Alexandra Palace (8am-8pm; free), Shoreditch Park (noon-7pm; free) or Hampstead Heath (10am-noon; £10) to join like-minded Londoners in saluting the sun.

Or for more inspiration and top tips on yoga and wellbeing, check out the Movement for Modern Life blog.

How will you be celebrating #InternationalYogaDay? Let us know in the comments below!

Jo x