International Yoga Day 2017: Photos Of Yoga Day Celebrations From Around The World

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International Yoga Day 2017: Photos Of Yoga Day Celebrations From Around The World

June 21 is celebrated as the International Yoga Day and the entire world comes together to celebrate this healthy practice. The benefits of Yoga are not hidden from anyone and it is on perhaps days like these that can try and inculcate a regular routine of yoga in our lives.

With countries like India, USA, Italy, France, China, and Japan all coming together to promote Yoga, it sends out a strong message about the strength and benefits of the practice that unites almost every nation; a rare sight indeed.

We try to bring to you some of the best pictures from around the world where hundreds and thousands came together and performed asanas (Yoga exercises). Take a look:

INDIA

Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, led the proceedings of the International Yoga Day in Lucknow. It was a rain-hit begging but that didn’t dampen the spirit of the PM and those of 50,000 others who joined him in the celebration of the healthy practice.


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Same could be said for the fit and brave Navy officers on INS Vikramaditya!


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And finally, it couldn’t have been complete without the most renowned yoga guru in the world. Baba Ramdev performed yoga along with BJP’s Amit Shah in Ahmedabad.


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PERU

Not only in India, but the day was celebrated across the world. Here is a Picture by the United Nations (UN) with participants performing yoga at the world heritage site of Machu Pichu in Peru.


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SINGAPORE

Singapore celebrated the International Yoga week, with 85 yoga sessions spanning across 70 different venues.


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CHINA

Even the Chinese put a step forward and celebrated the day which was convened by 10 yoga gurus from India.


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ITALY

How can Europe be behind? Celebrations for the day in the continent were in full swing. Here is a group of yoga enthusiasts from Milan, Italy.


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CROATIA

Croatians performed yoga at a location to envy! The volunteers enjoyed their session against a beautiful backdrop of the Krk islands.


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FRANCE

Yoga enthusiasts gathered in front of iconic monument Eiffel Tower to perform asanas.


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AMERICA

In Washington, hundreds of yoga enthusiasts gathered in front of historic National Mall to perform asanas.


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PAKISTAN

Even our neighbors from Pakistan participated with us in the promotion of yoga as they performed yoga.


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JAPAN

Japan is celebrating its third year International Day of Yoga. It is also the only country to set up a Parliamentary League for the Promotion of Yoga.


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EVEN UNDERWATER

There were many people who due to responsibilities couldn’t perform yoga at open venues. However, that didn’t stop them even a bit. People were celebrating the day even in an enclosed submarine!


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