new York [US], June 21 (ANI): the seventh International Yoga Day was celebrated on Sunday in the iconic Times Square in New York City. The one-day yoga festival themed “Solstice in Times Square 2021” brought together more than 3,000 people where yogis, with their yoga mats and flexible bodies, filled Times Square to mark the start of the summer.
The Consulate General of India in New York has partnered with the Times Square Alliance to host the yoga celebrations under the theme “Solstice for Times Square 2021”.
“As we celebrate yoga in the iconic Times Square – at the crossroads of the world, let us remember the truly global embrace of yoga. Yoga originated in India but is now part of the world heritage. Yoga is about yoga. health, well – being and living in harmony with nature. Yoga is a way of life and we must try to practice it in its entirety, for a peaceful society and for a greener planet “, said Randhir Jaiswal, consul general to the ANI.
“It was an amazing experience leading yoga, pranayama and meditation in Times Square NYC. Seeing thousands of yogis experience stillness amid the never-ending chaos of the city,” said Ruchika Lal who attended the event.
In keeping with this year’s global theme – Yoga for Wellness – as coined by the United Nations (UN), the event featured holistic, Ayurvedic and natural health products from Tribes India (TRIFED) and other Indian companies. The stalls attracted a large number of visitors, eager to experience the uniqueness of Indian tribal, Ayurvedic and natural products.
The one-day yoga celebration offered experienced yogis and beginners the chance to bring a yoga mat into the iconic public space and participate in a free yoga class. The Consulate General handed over a bag of TRIFED products as well as wellness products made in India.
“I love practicing yoga in Times Square every year at Solstice. I want to thank the Consulate for this gift,” said one attendee.
Registration for the event is complete, according to the Times Square website. The event could also be attended virtually by watching a class on a live stream. Times Square yoga was held from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., divided into nine separate classes, according to a schedule.
International Yoga Day was also celebrated in New Jersey today at Liberty State Park with the Statue of Liberty in the background. It 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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