Yoga enthusiasts and local community groups will gather together in Hamilton on Sunday, 28 June to celebrate the sixth International Day of Yoga, which otherwise falls on 21 June.
The Global Organisation People of Indian Origin and The Art of Living have joined hands with the High Commission of India Wellington’s proposal to celebrate this Day in major cities in New Zealand.
The Hamilton event is slated to start at 2pm and the entry is free. The participants, however, are required to “bring a yoga mat or towel,bottle of water and lots of enthusiasm”.
The Hamilton event was claimed to be big success last year and the organisers are expecting a similar, if not larger gathering this years as well.
International Day of Yoga is celebrated annually on June 21 since its inception in 2015. Recognizing its universal appeal, the United Nations on 11 December 2014 proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga.
Today it is practiced in various forms around the world and over 500 yoga studios and classes are claimed to be function across New Zealand.
Yoga exercises continues to grow in popularity, and is said to be the “fastest growing physical activities in the country.”
This year again, thousands of Kiwis are expected to join in the celebrations in different towns across the country.
Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.
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