International Day of Yoga Celebrations at Kungsträdgården, Stockholm

International Day of Yoga Celebrations at Kungsträdgården, Stockholm

International Day of Yoga Celebrations at Kungsträdgården, Stockholm

The first International day of Yoga (IDY) was celebrated at the iconic Kunsträdgården in the Stockholm city centre, Sweden between 1000 to 1200 hrs on 21st June 2015. The event was organised by volunteers from amongst the Indian origin community in Stockholm in association with the Embassy of India.

Despite being the midsummer weekend and the start of the vacation period, a strength of approximately 120 people of all ages and from all walks of life enthusiastically participated in the one hour workshop which was conducted in accordance with the common Yoga protocol devised by the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH). The public was made aware of the importance of all the asanas and the associated benefits. The keen interest in Yoga that was generated by the event could be gauged from the numerous post-event queries on the subject and the possibility to enroll in regular yoga classes.

In addition to the event at Kungsträdgården, several other organisations like the Isha foundation and the Art of Living, Stockholm also conducted their own events promoting Yoga.