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Marking the first International Yoga Day in London

Author Sarah Tucker reports on the United Nations marking the first International Yoga Day on Sunday

 

On Sunday, yoga enthusiasts will flock to London’s Alexandra Palace and the Southbank to celebrate the United Nations marking the first International Yoga Day.

 

Author and yoga teacher Sarah Tucker at Somerset House, first International Yoga Day (Picture © Glenn Copus)
Author and yoga teacher Sarah Tucker at Somerset House (Picture © Glenn Copus)

 

With classes offered for free and organised at the behest of the Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi, over 177 countries around the world are taking part. In London, events run from 9.30am to 2.30pm.

 

In my view, when you are more aware of yourself and become more compassionate towards yourself, you become more aware and compassionate towards your world. Yoga offers a way to get rid of emotional baggage by touching your toes and I urge those with an interest to come along and experience it for themselves.

 

Richmond based Sarah Tucker is the author of ‘The A to Zen of Yoga’. Follow her on Twitter at @madasatucker.

 

 

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