International Day of Yoga

It's a bit late but Happy International Day of Yoga.

Every 21st of June, we are celebrating the International Day of Yoga, including in the United Nations Headquarters.
Since 2015, we celebrated that day by having a gathering at the UNHQ and had same brief sessions of Yoga with big audiences.
It grows from year to year and now we are celebrating it in the North Lawn of the UNHQ, which provide enough space for everyone and amazing vista of the East River.

Some of them are practicing..

The word “yoga” is derived from the ancient Sanskrit language and it means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of our body and consciousness.
Our body and soul.

Although Yoga originated in India, its usefulness has been recognized the world over.
Us, Indonesians  and many across the globe have long been fascinated by Yoga.

On its fourth celebration at the UN, with many fold increased participation, is a reflection of its powerful appeal. Many yogis as well as yoga's enthusiasts were coming and joining us that day, including ambassadors.

I was honored to be trusted as the Master of the Ceremony that day.
I loved it!

It was a day packed with great yoga sessions, as we enjoyed Yoga by 8 students from India, led by Yoga Expert Nisha Pushpavana, followed by Yoga on Mallakhamb led by Mr. Chinmay Patankar. 

Then the session continues with Yoga by 5 Yoga Gurus organized by Bhakti Centre here in NYC, led by Kevin Tobar and his associates,  Missy Kabinoff, Alexandra Moga, Lauren Baptiste, and Zachary Jackson. We also enjoyed some enchanting songs by members of Shri Chimney Centre here in NYC. 

Not to forget some remarks by Dignitaries, including Ambassador Syed Akbarsddin, the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, as well as Dr. Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.

It was really a great and healthy day.

Namaste :)

Do you like Yoga as well?
Where do you usually practice? at home or in a special place?

Happy International Day of Yoga


  1. My sister used to have a yoga class with her school. My husband and I would join in. I loved it!

  2. This is so cool. I love yoga and would have loved to have gone to this.

  3. Namaste!
    I did Yoga for a while until I hurt my back.

  4. Gak pernah pakai Yoga. Tapi senang ada yoga dan beragam variasi yoga

  5. Olah raga paporit yoga, biasanya di rumah setiap hari peregangan .
    Kadang-kadang di studio yoga atau di klinik lineation .
    Aku suka coz kaleem olah raganya hahaaa

  6. Aku pertama kali yoga gara-gara sakit punggung yang nggak kunjung reda. Setelah yoga jauh membaik mbak. Pokok love Yoga..

  7. I tried yoga a few times but just couldn't get into it. I do think it's cool that there was this event for all to participate in though. Looks like you had a great turnout!

  8. I like yoga about 8yrs ago, and usually go to gym centre to do yoga exercise. Yet recently I do it at home due to more activities since I've a baby hihihihi.

    namaste ^^

  9. Thanks. This reminds me of Yog Gokul- Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hours
    Yoga Teachers at Yog Gokul have re-defined and re-invented the modules to be included in our teachers training program. The modules have been carefully drafted as per our teachers’ rich experience of several years of teaching yoga and knowledge gained after completing their own Yoga Teachers Training Course from India’s most renowned schools.

    Highlights of 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

    Our senior teachers come from various schools of yoga like Idea Yoga, Rishikesh Yogpeeth, Iyengar and Ashtanga. We have integrated their wealth of knowledge and rich experience into all our curriculum to make it more accommodating to suit different body types.
    Having teachers from different lineages ensures that our graduate yoga teachers can tackle all kinds of clients rather than being restricted to a single perspective.


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