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Israelis mark Yoga Day on 1,500 mats depicting the future
Participants relish the opportunity to spread themselves across 1,500 colorful mats printed with artwork depicting Israel's future in Rabin Square as they mark International Yoga Day.
Hundreds of yoga enthusiasts stretched, pulled and lunged on coloured mats in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on Wednesday to celebrate International Yoga Day.

 

 

Some 1,500 mats printed with artwork depicting Israel's future were laid out for the event in Rabin Square.

 

Israelis practice yoga during the International Yoga Day at the Rabin square in Tel Aviv (Photo: AP)
Israelis practice yoga during the International Yoga Day at the Rabin square in Tel Aviv (Photo: AP)

 

"This is the third International Yoga Day and we have basically an amalgam, a mix of all different yoga schools here in one place," said volunteer Yuav Yenen.

 

Other mass yoga sessions were held in China, Colombia, the United States, Mexico, Paraguay, Italy, Singapore and atop Machu Picchu, a 15th century Inca citadel in Peru.

 

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Photo: AP

 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined 50,000 people in an outdoor yoga session in Lucknow.

 

Modi has pushed for the annual event to be celebrated worldwide, promoting a lifestyle industry that has grown up around the ancient physical and spiritual discipline that is estimated to be worth around $80 billion

 

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