Archive for July 25th, 2015

First International Day of Yoga

We joined the world in practice on Sunday June 21, 2015. This was declared by the United Nations as the first International Day of Yoga.

From Pune, we had been sent a special list of poses from Geeta Iyengar, Mr. Iyengar’s daughter. She said, “To us every day is a yoga day.”

Our students came and filled our space as we followed the quiet sequence led by Glenda Balkan-Champagne.
We ended the day with an ancient prayer:

May all beings be happy
May all beings be free from illness
May all see what is auspicious
May no one suffer
Om Peace Peace Peace

The prayer was part of the protocol sent by the Indian Prime Minister’s Office in Delhi.

– Leslie Hogya, Victoria Iyengar Yoga Centre