Indian embassy in Guatemala hosts Latin America’s largest yoga event

Yoga remains a mainstream path to wellness among everyday Latin Americans.

This year's theme, Yoga for Self and Society, highlights how yoga aids individual health and fosters community harmony. / Indian Embassy of Guatemala

The Indian embassy in Guatemala celebrated International Yoga Day 2024 by hosting Latin America's largest yoga event in Guatemala City, drawing around 5,000 participants. This marks the third consecutive year of significant turnout, highlighting yoga's growing impact in Guatemala.

In December 2014, the United Nations adopted a resolution proposed by India to celebrate the International Day of Yoga on June.21, coinciding with the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. / Indian Embassy of Guatemala
The date was chosen to reflect the light and energy that yoga brings into our lives. The proposal, supported by 177 countries, led to the first International Yoga Day on June.21, 2015, with thousands, including Prime Minister Modi, practicing yoga in New Delhi. / Indian Embassy of Guatemala
Latin America offers an abundance of vibrant destinations for yoga enthusiasts, including Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Peru, Brazil, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Ecuador, and Chile. / Indian Embassy of Guatemala
People practice yoga to celebrate International Yoga Day, embracing a transformative discipline that harmonizes mind and body, balances thought and action, and unites restraint and fulfillment. / Indian Embassy of Guatemala
People gathered in large numbers to mark the occasion, performing various yoga postures in unison on a vast, lush green field. / Indian Embassy of Guatemala
Yoga has emerged as a powerful tool for empowering women in Latin America. It has created community and sisterhood spaces where women can share experiences, express emotions, and support one another in yoga studios and practice centers. / Indian Embassy of Guatemala
Yoga has a rich history and significance in Latin America as it is also taught in some of its jails to calm down the convicts. / Indian Embassy of Guatemala









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