International Yoga Day begins in US

Yoga enthusiasts gathered at historic monuments in the US, including Capitol Hill, to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the International Day of Yoga.

The Consulate General of India in New York organized a two-hour event called 'Let Yoga Govern Your Life' on Governors Island,

Participants from various backgrounds, accompanied by their families, practiced Surya Namaskar, Pranayama, yoga asanas, and breathing exercises. 

Children performed an impressive Mallakhambh performance, and specially designed yoga kits and T-shirts were distributed to attendees. 

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, a yoga practitioner herself, emphasized the benefits of yoga in decreasing stress, fatigue, and chronic pain 

She mentioned that around 15% of Americans, over 36 million people, currently practice yoga, showcasing its popularity and accessibility. 

Chakravorty mentioned that yoga has become part of the corporate culture and is rapidly growing in the US, with an 80% increase in practitioners between 2012 and 2015. 

In Washington, DC, a large gathering of yoga exercises took place at the iconic US Capitol, reflecting the enthusiasm for yoga worldwide. 

Yoga is widely embraced by the American people, with a 2016 survey indicating 36.7 million yoga practitioners in the US. 

This summer's best sunglasses to buy based on your zodiac sign