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Lassi with Lavina’s Guide to Upcoming Events: International Day of Yoga

International Day of Yoga

International Day of Yoga

URGENT NOTIFICATION

The Consulate’s flagship IDY Yoga event called ‘Recharge @ Battery Park was scheduled to be held today (19th June,2017) from 5 pm till 8:30 pm. However, US National Weather Service has predicted severe thunderstorm and flooding in New York City this evening.  The Battery Park Authorities have advised cancellation of the Yoga Event which was scheduled to be held this evening.

 

Recognize these famous people doing yoga? If they could fit it into their busy lifestyles,  it’s about time you did too!

 

Calling all Yogis and would-be yogis! International Day of Yoga is around the corner and it’s time to stretch into a new lifestyle! There are activities in all parts of the world but New York has some very special events in the beautiful Battery Park.

Here are all the details:  Registration open – Click Here

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The Story Behind International Day of Yoga

International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day

If you’re wondering how International Day of Yoga came about, here’s the story:

The world rarely seems to agree on anything ever but this time a simple, peaceful four-letter word has brought them together – Yoga! Thanks to a suggestion by the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, over 177 countries co-sponsored a United Nations resolution to make June 21st the International day of Yoga (IDY).

In 2015, Asoke Kumar Mukerji, India’s permanent representative to the UN, estimated that  256 cities in 192 counries, including Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia will be celebrating the first annual day of yoga, and over 2 billion people would participate across the world.

From the Great Wall of China to the Eiffel Tower, yoga is going to take a bow. So be it Shanghai or Vienna, Belize City or Chandigarh, Berlin or Edinburgh, yoga is having its day in the public square. In countries across the world yoga events are planned on this one day. Who says the world can’t speak the same language?  Yoga asanas are certainly bringing people closer together.

International Day of Yoga Yokes Humanity Together

Prime Minister Narendra Modi leads a yoga class

Prime Minister Narendra Modi leads a yoga class

 

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Lavina Melwani is a New York-based journalist who writes for several international publications. [email protected] & @lassiwithlavina Sign up for the free newsletter to get your dose of Lassi!

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