300,000 people take part in group yoga class to mark International Yoga Day 201721st June 2017
The annual event is taking place today, and will see special Yoga workshops, classes and events happening worldwide for all to enjoy.
Already, a 24 new world records have been set in India for group Yoga events, including the largest Yoga Chain of more than 8000 students and the largest ever group yoga practice of other 300,000 people nationwide!
Today marks the third International Yoga Day since it's conception in 2014, after the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had it approved by the U.N.
In his address to the U.N, Mr Modi said;
“Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and actions; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between a man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being”.
Find a yoga workshop or event near you
This year's theme is 'Yoga For Health' and yoga certainly does have a lot of health benefits. It's particularly good for stress and flexibility! This theme was chosen to 'highlight the fact that yoga can contribute in a holistic way to achieving equilibrium between mind and body.'.
Yoga teachers and Yoga Studios worldwide are hosting these one-off events to encourage more people to learn and participate in yoga.
Many yoga events will be happening today across the USA, including events such as:
- Free yoga classes
- Community yoga events
- Public yoga demonstrations
- Yoga lectures and seminars.
- Healing sessions
- Stress management tips
- Meet and greets with famous yogis
Thousands of people are expected to attend these events and they offer a great chance to get more people doing yoga.
If you're thinking about trying it, there's never been a better time to get involved with your local yoga community.
Find a localyoga class!
International Yoga Day means that yoga classes are more accessible than ever, but even if you're looking for a yoga class on another day, it's easy to find one.
All across the USA there are regular yoga classes happening at local yoga studios. To find your nearest yoga instructor, you can download the download the 'NearYou' App and search using your location. With different styles of Yoga on offer and classes of all experience levels, you can easily find one that will suit your needs.
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