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Published on : Monday, June 19, 2017
Today, a yoga takeover session Coca-Cola London Eye took place with India Tourism’s UK division along with the High Commission of India. They teamed up with UK-based yoga institutions to come together in‘wheel of yoga’ yoga for peace class within the 32 capsules of the London Eye to honor the upcoming International Day of Yoga which is on Wednesday 21 June 2017.
Yogis, both new to yoga and with years of experience carried out gentle asana, postures and meditative breathing as the London Eye moved. This session was targeted to kick off the week in which the International Day of Yoga will be observed. At the same time, it also ensured spreading peace and harmony in light of recent tragic UK events.
Mr Gangadhar, India’s new Assistant Director of Tourism in UK, present at the event, is zealous about the need of India to endorse yoga in the UK, particularly as UK and adjoining countries are widely recognizing the health benefits of yoga with each passing year. Mr Gangadhar said, “Yoga is going mainstream, and is now recommended by doctors in the NHS, and practiced in schools as well as yoga centres. It is a gift that India continues to give to the world, and so that is why the Government of India launched this day three years ago, and why India Tourism is supporting events across the UK this week.
People can follow India Tourism’s yoga day social media channels to learn about other exciting events taking place across the UK this week.” Mr Gangadhar continued: “Of course, there is nothing like practicing yoga in its birthplace, India. As yoga awareness grows in Great Britain and beyond, I do hope that more UK travellers will make plans to come and experience the benefits of yoga in Incredible India.”