Embassy of India, Paris is organizing a series of events on Yoga on the occasion of the Second International Day of Yoga. As a part of these celebrations, a Yoga event was organized on 21 June 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. Ambassador of India, Dr. Mohan Kumar appreciated the enthusiasm of all participants and emphasized that for beginners, the International Day of Yoga is an introduction to the universe of Yoga and for the regular practitioners, it is another step in their journey of self-discovery.
Earlier on 18 and 19 June, 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 in Yoga 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 to the Indian diaspora to reminisce their cultural heritage from India. Various cities like Strasbourg, Gretz-Armainvilliers, Nantes, Morlaix across France also joined in the celebrations of the Second International Day of Yoga.