The seventh International Yoga Day was celebrated at the iconic Times Square

The seventh International Yoga Day was celebrated at the iconic Times Square

The seventh International Yoga Day was celebrated at the long-lasting Times Square in New York on Sunday. The day-long yoga festival with the theme of 'Solstice in Times Square 2021' was attended by quite 3,000 people where ny yogis, with their yoga mats and versatile bodies, filled Times Square to mark the beginning of summer.

Consulate General of India, ny partnered with the days Square Alliance to host the Yoga celebrations under the theme 'Solstice for Times Square 2021'.

"As we celebrate yoga at the long-lasting Times Square - at the crossroads of the planet , allow us to remind ourselves of the truly global embrace of yoga. Yoga was born in India but is a component of worldwide heritage today. Yoga is about health, well-being and about living consonant with nature. Yoga may be a way of life and that we must attempt to practice it in its entirety, for a peaceful society and for a greener planet," Randhir Jaiswal, Consul General told ANI.

"It was a fantastic experience leading yoga, pranayama and meditation sometimes Square NYC. Seeing thousands of yogis experience stillness amidst the chaos of the town that never stops," said Ruchika Lal who participated within the event.

In keeping with this year's global theme - Yoga for Wellness - as coined by the United Nations (UN), the event showcased holistic health, Ayurvedic and nature-based wellness products from Tribes India (TRIFED) and other Indian companies. The stalls attracted an outsized number of tourists , wanting to study the individuality of Indian Tribal, Ayurvedic and natural products.

The day-long yoga celebration offered experienced yogis and first-timers alike the prospect to bring a yoga mat to the long-lasting public space and participate during a free yoga class. The Consulate General handed a bag of products from TRIFED and a few wellness products produced in India also .

"I like to practice Yoga sometimes Square per annum on Solstice. i would like to thank the Consulate for this gift," a participant said.

The registration for the event is full, consistent with the days Square website. The event could even be attended virtually by watching a category over a live stream. the days Square yoga ran from 7:30 am until 8:30 pm, broken into nine separate classes, consistent with a schedule.

The International Day of Yoga was also celebrated in New Jersey today at the freedom State Park with the Statue of Liberty within the background. This was a community-led event anchored by the Federation of Indian Associations. Famous yoga instructor Thara Natalie led the yoga session.


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