As a part of International Day of Yoga 2016, India Tourism and the High Commission of India recently invited guests to take part in a series of sunrise yoga sessions on the 69th and 72nd floors of The Shard in London – Western Europe’s tallest building.
The free yoga classes, organised in collaboration with a series of organisations including the British Wheel of Yoga, The Art of Living Foundation, Special Yoga Foundation and Hindu groups in the UK, were followed by an official ceremony hosted by the High Commission of India.
“We are delighted to see so many of you here this morning, on International Day of Yoga 2016, to celebrate with us the invaluable gift of yoga. Millions of people across the globe benefit from the practice of yoga, which brings harmony between mind, body and soul,” said Indian High Commissioner, Navtej Sarna.
Plans for an annual International Day of Yoga started in 2014, following an initiative by Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling for yoga to be internationally recognised. This is the second year of yogic celebrations, following 2015 when events were held in countries across the world.