The Embassy of India in Paris is organizing a series of events on the occasion of the Second International Day of Yoga. As a part of these celebrations, a yoga event was organized on June 21st on the river Seine onboard the famous Bateaux Mouches boat sailing from the Eiffel Tower to the Notre Dame Cathedral. While the boat sailed past the prestigious monuments of Paris along the Seine river, the participants performed Yoga asanas in a rhythmic fashion. Yoga on the boat also drew the attention of thousands of tourists thronging the banks of the Seine.
Immersion into Yoga began with a session of meditation by the yoga gurus of Art of Living. The Ambassador of India, Dr. Mohan Kumar, appreciated the enthusiasm of all participants and emphasized that for beginners, International Day of Yoga is an introduction to the universe of yoga while for regular practitioners, it is another step in their journey of self-discovery.
Earlier on June 18th and 19th, yoga events were organized by the Embassy at La Villette park and at the iconic Eiffel Tower, respectively, in Paris. Yoga demonstrations at famous touristic sites in Paris generated much enthusiasm among the thousands of tourists and EURO-2016 cup fans visiting Paris. In addition to mainland France, Yoga events at overseas territories like Guadeloupe, Martinique, and the Reunion islands provided a chance for the Indian diaspora to reminisce their cultural heritage from India. Various cities across France like Strasbourg, Gretz-Armainvilliers, Nantes, and Morlaix also joined in the celebrations of the Second International Day of Yoga.