Join the Yoga Movement at International Day of Yoga

By July 8, 2016Local
People practice yoga on the south lawn of the Capitol on Sunday June 21, 2015, during the first International Day of Yoga.  About 75 people attended the event which also included speakers, music and additional meditation inside the Capitol.  The event was put on by Art of Living and Overseas Volunteer for a Better India.  The first International Day of Yoga was celebrated around the world Sunday.  JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

The second International Day of Yoga celebration will be held at the Capitol building from 6 to 8 p.m., July 30. The free event is open to all and will be marked by the presence of Texas state officials, veterans, yoga studios, celebrities, seniors and children. The program will include 45 minutes of asana sequence, peace meditation, chanting, yoga dance, music and more. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, water and sunscreen, as well as friends and family to celebrate this timeless tradition of yoga unifying our communities.

The event is in partnership with Anupam Ray, the Consulate General of India in Houston, as well as many yoga studios and businesses in Austin including Art of Living, Bea Love, Austin Yoga Tree, Isha Foundation, Agni The Dance Company, Yoga Yoga, Natural Awakenings – Austin magazine and many more. It is projected that the event will draw over 1,500 yoga enthusiasts from all walks of life.

“Yoga is skill in action. The skill is to see, how to keep your spirit uplifted, your energy high and accomplish the task at hand. This comes only by yoga. Yoga should not be limited or misunderstood as just some exercise. It is a holistic development, expression and connection of human life,” says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of Art of Living, one of the event’s partners.

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