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By Shannon Connellan
June 22, 2015
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By Shannon Connellan
June 22, 2015
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The globe can now melt into a solid savasana, with thousands of International Yoga Day sessions finishing up worldwide today. From New Delhi's 35,000-strong Guinness World Record-breaking session to a bright yellow-themed session beneath the Eiffel Tower and early morning lawn sessions at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art, yoga newcomers and hardcore yogis alike found a moment of peace and flexibility this Sunday, June 21 for the official day of yoga. It's a UN-approved international day, introduced by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi last year after he convinced the UN to dedicate a public day to yoga — a move that hasn't come without controversy.

But aside from the religious debate, corporate piggybacking and general eye-rolling surrounding the event, International Yoga Day saw hundreds of thousands of yoga enthusiasts taking part in both epic public classes and smaller private sessions, from the record-setting session on Delhi's ceremonial Rajpath boulevard, to a rainy Times Square event to seaside solo ventures. Take a peruse at these early-rising, flexible fiends.

DELHI, INDIA

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TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK CITY

Time Square shut down for yoga! So amazing! #SolsticeTSq #yoga #yogaday #Bellavita #centerpfitall #timesquare #NYC #namaste

A photo posted by 161 w 22nd street, NYC (@bellavita_wellness) on

EIFFEL TOWER, PARIS

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

UNITED NATIONS, GENEVA

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VARANASI, INDIA

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HANOI, VIETNAM

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TORONTO, CANADA

INDIAN NAVY, INS VIRAAT

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REDONDO BEACH, CALIFORNIA

GANGTOK, INDIA

??????Yoga is the journey of the self through the self to the self?????? #yesterday#internationalyogaday#instagram A photo posted by Sangay Diki Bhutia ???? (@_to_the_universe) on

BOARDMAN, OHIO

My @puryoga family #summersolstice #108sunsalutations #internationalyogaday

A photo posted by Alexa Marie (@howdoyoueatanelephant) on

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI

VERACRUZ, MEXICO

Grabación del evento por el día internacional del #yoga con @studioyogaenequilibrio e Israel Chiang. ???????? #namaste #veracruz

A photo posted by José Alfredo Zayas Rodríguez (@zayas04) on

EDMONTON, CANADA

MONUMENT CIRCLE, INDIANAPOLIS

JAMAICA

TWIN FALLS, WASHINGTON

BHARATPUR, INDIA

MEDAN, INDONESIA

#internationaldayofyoga #medan #yogamedan #yoga

A photo posted by Kamalini Yoga Studio (@kamaliniyoga) on

AUSTIN, TEXAS

#YogaMob #Unify #Yoga #ATX #Austin #Texas #NationalYogaDay

A photo posted by Maria Lucente (@mariaisinverted) on

ANAMAYA, COSTA RICA

VALENCIA, SPAIN

Published on June 22, 2015 by Shannon Connellan

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    21june yoga day - June 16, 2016

    Your writing has impressed me. It’s simple, clear and precise. I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family. Regards and good luck

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