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June 2010 Archive

June 21st, 2010

#Practicing Mind Over Madness At Summer Solstice 2010!

Cabs honk, construction trucks beep, men and women whiz by in suits as street vendors call out for visitors to buy the latest and greatest in knock-off sunglasses. It’s Times Square—and it’s undoubtedly one of the busiest places in the world, and one of the last places you would imagine finding solace. But on Monday, June 21, on the longest day of the year, the madness of Times Square was brought to a standstill as thousands of yogis gathered together to turn on their #practice and turn off life’s distractions.

As peace descended on the city that never sleeps, yogis from near and far (some traveled from as far as Asia for the unique experience) were invited to take part in one (or all) of the days free events that included 5 incredible yoga sessions from some of the city’s top instructors, beautiful music and fun product sampling. Manduka joined the thousands who participated and provided eKO Lites to the first 100 people that arrived for each class—helping make their sun salutes in honor of the solstice a day they would never forget.

Sometimes practicing in an unexpected location and in an unexpected way can stretch you in ways you never would imagine. Anyone can find tranquility on a beach, in a studio or in a backyard- but on the Summer Solstice, we found it in Times Square.