Hanoians come together to celebrate International Yoga Day

20:51 07/06/2022

As many as 1,000 yoga enthusiasts gathered in Hanoi on June 5 to flex their bodies in celebration of International Yoga Day, which takes place on June 21.

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The event opens with a 60-minute mass performance for the public held at Yen So Park.

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It attracts the participation of approximately 1,000 yoga enthusiasts, as well as various Indian experts and coaches.

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Yoga lovers pose in the But (Pen)-Tower shape.

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Yoga experts strike a range of difficult postures.

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The event, hosted by the Hanoi Yoga Federation, aims to encourage and spread the movement of practicing yoga in the capital.

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Yoga is a 5,000-year-old physical, mental, and spiritual practice which has its origin in India and aims to transform both the body and mind.

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On December 11, 2014, the UN General Assembly declared June 21 as International Day of Yoga.

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This declaration came on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s request during his address to the UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014.
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