At dawn of 2nd World Yoga Day in Sydney the Hindu Council of Australia and BridgeClimb collaborated in hosting the world’s first Yoga event at the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
This event is a creative attempt to spread the message of Yoga, the 5000 years old wisdom and gift to humanity, across the world. Yoga lovers climbed the bridge before the break of dawn to commence the flagship Sydney World Yoga Day event.
Two certified Yoga teachers, from Isha Foundation and The Art of Living School of Yoga, led twelve enthusiastic participants through a series of yogic practices, 134 metres above the sparkling harbour, with the Opera House silhouetted by the rising sun.
Abhishek Guru, Hatha Yoga Teacher at Isha Foundation said, “Yoga is all about enhancing one’s perception, breaking boundaries and overcoming limitations, to experience the universe as a part of oneself.”
“Being on this thrilling climb and listening to the inspiring story behind BridgeClimb gives us an insight into the perseverance and capability of the human spirit. We are grateful to Hindu Council of Australia and BridgeClimb for this opportunity. May all of humanity climb to the peaks of consciousness,” he added.
“Australia was charged in colors of Yoga last year, when HCA celebrated first biggest celebration of World Yoga Day in the cities of Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane,” said Prof Nihal Agar, president HCA. “The fever of Yoga in Australia has increased since then and the second World Yoga Day is getting unparalleled popularity here,” he added.
Padideh Fazelzadeh, teacher from The Art of Living foundation said, “It’s a privilege to celebrate the International Day of Yoga in a special and intimate way in such a unique location. Yoga is the practice of unity and there is a vast amount of serenity filled in the view up here. This is a memory I will treasure for many years.”
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his address to the UN General Assembly in September 2014 called for the adoption of 21 June as the International Day of Yoga.
Recognizing the importance of yoga, over 175 nations, including the USA, Canada and China, celebrated the second World Yoga Day.