Prepare for Apple’s International Yoga Day activity challenge on June 21st
For the fourth year in a row, there’s an Apple Watch activity challenge on June 21st to mark the International Day of Yoga.
This the chance to recognise the ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The day has been celebrated internationally since 2014, when the United Nationals officially deemed it as Yoga Day.
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The health benefits of this type of exercise are numerous. They include everything from improving mental well-being to injury prevention. If you’ve never tried it now might be a good time to give it a go.
Apple Yoga Day challenge
Since 2019 the Cupertino outfit has been running an Apple Yoga challenge to mark the occasion. To earn the badge users will need to complete a yoga workout of 20 minutes or more on June 21st. The duration required is the same as last year.
Just make sure to record with an app that syncs yoga workouts with the Health app. You can also register the activity with Apple Fitness+.
The yet-to-be announced challenge will be available globally. Users should start to see it appearing on their Apple Watches fairly soon. Those who successfully complete the task will be rewarded with animated stickers that can be used in Messages and FaceTime. They’ll also see a virtual trophy in the Achievements tab of the iPhone Activity app.
Apple Watch has had native support for yoga workouts since the introduction of watchOS 5. The functionality allows users to track various types of yoga sessions, from restorative to power vinyasa flow.
The last Apple Watch challenge was held on April 29th to coincide with International Dance Day. To successfully complete that task, users were required to a Dance workout lasting at least 20 minutes or more on the big day.
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