In perhaps the greatest Yoga ‘oxymoron’ ever; around 15,000 people are believed to have dropped in to practice Yoga on 21st June, 2013 at Times Square NY. The organizers say that it’s a reminder to people that Peace of Mind can be found anywhere – even in the most distracting place on Earth – Times Square! Kudos to New York’s thriving yoga community to come out and participate in what was aptly titled “Mind over Mindness”. And it was a business day as usual; so the traffic and everything else went on like normal whilst thousands practiced in cordoned-off pedestrian areas.
There were 5 outdoor sessions during the day. What started over a decade ago with 3 participants has now swelled to 15,000! The day celebrates the beginning of summer – 21st June is the longest day of the year (summer solstice).