OVER ONE THOUSAND AND FIVE HUNDRED PRACTITIONERS
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA - IDY - 2007, June, 24
Over one thousand and five hundred practitioners
Once again, over 1500 practitioners of this ancient practical Philosophy of Life, among professors, enthusiasts, adults and children, have gathered in the celebration of International Day of Yoga - IDY, this time at Estádio do Restelo in Lisbon .
The event was promoted by the Portuguese Yoga Confederation - PYC, Yoga Lusa Federation - FLY and by the Yoga Lusa Association - ALYO in association with the main Schools, Associations and Federations of Yoga from all over the country and the world. Estádio do Restelo was transformed in a huge demonstration stage for Advanced Yoga, culture, arte, beauty and magic.
This year’s theme – THE RICHNESS OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND RELIGIOUS ECUMENISM – was celebrated in the next Sunday after the solstice of Summer (21st. June). It was a day on which Light, Wisdom, Cosmic Consciousness, Love of the Planet, Ecumenism and Inter-Ethnic Fraternity were exalted at one voice. On this same day, Portugal is submitting its request for a World Holiday on the summer solstice.