From London to New York, Thousands Roll Out Mats to Perform Yoga
Updated: June 21, 2015 18:43 IST
The International Day of Yoga is being celebrated worldwide. Here is a gallery showing yoga enthusiasts practicing yoga in New York and London.
Yoga by the Thames: Citizens from all walks of life celebrated the first International Yoga Day in London.
Yoga enthusiasts perform asanas at Trafalgar Square to mark Yoga Day in London.
Hundreds of people assembled at the iconic Times Square in New York to practice yoga.
A spectacular birds-eye view of Times Square, New York on International Yoga Day.
Sri Sri Ravishankar, the founder of the Art of Living Foundation, gave a lecture on the benefits of yoga at the Times Square.
Speaking at Times Square, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj pointed out the growing popularity of yoga in the region and pushed it as a solution for inner peace.
A video message from PM Modi was played at the celebration of the first International Day of Yoga at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
While addressing the gathering at United Nations in New York, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that yoga is not a religion, and should not be seen as belonging to any religion, and called it a science of well-being.
President of the General Assembly H.E. Sam Kutesa addressed the gathering with a message that we have to be healthy not only in body but also in mind.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his wife, Ban Soon-taek, joined hundreds of people in performing yoga at the UN. While addressing the delegates, Secretary General, said yoga is for all, regardless of strength, age or ability.
Bollywood filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar addressed the 1st International Day of Yoga at the United Nations headquarters.