“Yoga unites us with the universal flow and connects us with our own personal rhythms,” Douglass Stewart, co-founder of Solstice in Times Square, said.
“As the sun climbs to its highest point and is suspended in the sky for the longest period, it provides us with a vital force that sustains all of life, giving us a focal point and uniting our purpose to achieve our highest ambitions.”
Last year over 30,000 people participated in the Times Square event. India’s Consul General Riva Ganguly Das has brought together 17 organisations in six states to reach out to the American community with the message of yoga.
Community organisations across six states in northeast United States are holding 30 events to observe Yoga Day.
Another important celebration will be in Boston where the South Asian Arts Council is organising an observance at the historic Hall of Flags in the State House on Jun 23. A unique feature of the community celebrations this year will be Yoga Day events at the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York and Newark Liberty Airport on Jun 21.