Monday, June 22, 2015
Millions of people bend and twist their bodies for Yoga Day
"We are not only celebrating a day, but we are training the human mind to begin a new era of peace and harmony," Modi told participants. "This is a program for the benefit of mankind, for a tension-free world and to spread the message of harmony."
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the Yoga Day participants worldwide. He recalled that he tried his first Yoga asana — the tree pose — during a visit to India earlier this year and said the once he regained his balance he "began to feel a certain peace of mind."
"My hope is that yoga will give people everywhere the sense and the oneness we need to work together to live in harmony and usher in a life of dignity for all," Ban said.