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Salute the Sun on Sunday, the First International Day of Yoga

Grab your mat and practice with yogis around the world for the first-ever International Day of Yoga on June 21, the summer solstice.

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Grab your mat and practice with yogis around the world for the first-ever International Day of Yoga on June 21, the summer solstice.

Donald Duck Day, Upsy Daisy Day, National Chocolate Ice Cream Day—of all the silly (and occasionally delicious) days to celebrate in June, now there’s one we can really get behind: the first-ever International Day of Yoga on June 21, the summer solstice.

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The Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations proposed the event. “Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said. Whether you spend time that day in the company of an estimated 10,000 yogis at Solstice in Times Square in New York City, or on your mat in your own living room, set an intention to become part of this transcendent day of global yoga. Namaste.

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