Yoga Madness

On Wednesday, over 14,000 people from 31 countries celebrated the longest day of the year with a collective ohm in the middle of Times Square between 42nd and 47th Streets on Broadway. How cool is that?

“I think it resonates with people, because what they’re trying to do is have a little bit of peace of mind not on a mountain top, not in the middle of even Central Park, which is a beautiful, soothing environment, but in the middle of a place that really represents sort of all the intensity and excitement, but also the stress of daily urban life, which is Times Square.” Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance.

Next year at the Point!



4 Thoughts

  1. Sarah says:

    I was there – passin by on my lunch break. It was waaaay too hot! I thought it was weird- a good idea in theory, but times square is the last place I could find peace. Hundreds watching. Weird.

    • Eli Eli says:

      Seems like exactly the point about why it is so cool, right?

      The fact that they can reclaim this hub of urban life (business, traffic, always-on, etc.) for a moment of meditative practice seems pretty remarkable to me.

      So, the Point doesn’t seem quite right. Should be somewhere right in the middle of all the downtown hustle and bustle. Like on Grant St near the US Steel Tower?

  2. Phyllis says:

    I was in New York when they closed fifth avenue for a book sale. Hundreds of people waking along stopping at the vendors. In the center Dr. ( ) taught alternate nostril breathing and a short meditation. It was amazing. There was a circle of people who got very still and meditated for a few minutes in the center of the chaos.

  3. Phyllis says:

    Sorry forgot to put in Deepak Chopra as the doctor.

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