Lenasia Celebrates International Day of Yoga

“It is not limited to any religion and can be practiced by all” says India’s Consul General.

South Africans, young and old, came together to celebrate International Yoga Day at the Lenasia Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.

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A diverse group of people practised yoga in Lenasia on Tuesday. All photos: Ihsaan Haffejee

The UN General Assembly, on 11 December 2014, adopted a resolution commemorating 21 June as the International Day of Yoga.

The day is celebrated worldwide as a means to promote Yoga as well as exercise and healthy living.

Speaking to those that attended the yoga session, Dr KJ Srinivasa, the Consul General of India, said: “Yoga is a way of life. It is good for both your physical and mental well being. It is not limited to any religion and can be practised by all.”


People of all ages came together.
Residents of Lenasia practise a more relaxing pose.
 Hundreds of young school children from nearby primary schools were invited to partake in the celebrations
Some were more successful than others.

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