NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — On a soggy Sunday morning, thousands ushered in the summer solstice in Times Square by taking part in an all-day yoga event.
As WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported, amid the construction fences, rumbling buses and the occasional honking taxi, thousands in Spandex filled Times Squares’ pedestrian plazas Sunday morning for moments of serenity.READ MORE: Exclusive: Cellphone Video Shows NYPD Sergeant Throw Man To Ground During Violent Arrest On Lower East Side
“It’s great,” said Vivian Buoy, of Brooklyn. “You’re in the middle of New York City — the crossroads of the world — and it’s almost serene, like a second of sereneness.”
The event, sponsored by Athleta, is the centerpiece of the United Nations’ first International Day of Yoga. Many believe that yoga, the ancient form of exercise, is the best way to calm the mind and the best form of exercice for the body.
Some said they didn’t mind that the sunrise salutation was a bit damp.