In Pics: International Day of Yoga 2019, Singapore

While the official date of the International Day of Yoga (IDY) is June 21, Singapore is celebrating the occasion with not just one but over 180 yoga sessions across the island. 

Also known as Yoga Day, the first edition of IDY was held in 2015. It was proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 27 September 2014 and accepted unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

In Singapore, the High Commission of India held an inauguration ceremony for this year's celebrations at the iconic Supertrees at Gardens By The Bay on a beautiful Saturday morning. 

Connected to India shares with you some scenes from the yoga demonstration:

The inauguration for International Day of Yoga in Singapore was held at the Gardens By The Bay. This place looks unreal in the beautiful morning light. Photo: Connected to India
The inauguration for International Day of Yoga in Singapore was held at the Gardens By The Bay. This place looks unreal in the beautiful morning light. Photo: Connected to India
High Commissioner of India to Singapore, Mr Jawed Ashraf, inaugurating the International Day of Yoga 2019. Photo: Connected to India
High Commissioner of India to Singapore, Mr Jawed Ashraf, inaugurating the International Day of Yoga 2019. Photo: Connected to India
Mr Jawed Ashraf joined the participants in a yoga demonstration session. Photo: Connected to India
Mr Jawed Ashraf joined the participants in a yoga demonstration session. Photo: Connected to India
The yoga demonstration session was led by Abha Bajaj from Vyasa Yoga. Photo: Connected to India
The yoga demonstration session was led by Abha Bajaj from Vyasa Yoga. Photo: Connected to India
The participants gathered early in the morning, waiting patiently for the event to begin. Photo: Connected to India
The participants gathered early in the morning, waiting patiently for the event to begin. Photo: Connected to India
The yoga session has begun. Photo: Connected to India
The yoga session has begun. Photo: Connected to India
Young kids joined in the fun. Photo: Connected to India
Young kids joined in the fun. Photo: Connected to India
Child pose is always an option ;) Photo: Connected to India
Child pose is always an option ;) Photo: Connected to India
The extended puppy pose is a great way to stretch the shoulders, especially for people who spend a long time on their computers at work. Photo: Connected to India
The extended puppy pose is a great way to stretch the shoulders, especially for people who spend a long time on their computers at work. Photo: Connected to India
A tiny yogi master in making. Photo: Connected to India
A tiny yogi master in making. Photo: Connected to India
The serene space at Gardens By The Bay. You may recognise this view from the Crazy Rich Asians movie! Photo: Connected to India
The serene space at Gardens By The Bay. You may recognise this view from the Crazy Rich Asians movie! Photo: Connected to India
The practice ended with a savasana that was accompanied by singing bowls player by Nathalie Sofia from Vyasa Yoga. Photo: Connected to India
The practice ended with a savasana that was accompanied by singing bowls player by Nathalie Sofia from Vyasa Yoga. Photo: Connected to India
Nathalie Sofia was originally from Switzerland, and came to Singapore three years ago. Photo: Connected to India
Nathalie Sofia was originally from Switzerland, and came to Singapore three years ago. Photo: Connected to India

 

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Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Writer

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. An active Yoga practitioner and cat lover, with a background in Indian philosophy, subaltern and diaspora studies.

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