World Yoga Day Supports Reporters Without Borders.

Via on Feb 26, 2012

February 26, 2012 has been deemed, World Yoga Day. Hundreds, maybe thousands, will bend, twist, breathe and flow for two hours (11-12 in their local time zone) to support Reporters Without Borders, an international organisation that stands for freedom of press.

History has shown the crucial role of journalists reporting from war zones and areas of crisis. Without their endeavor to find out and report the truth no change for the better is possible.

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The following contains extreme violence:

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Today, more than 200 yoga studios are participating worldwide. Here’s one of them…

Yogacentralen in Frederiksberg, Denmark, the studio where I teach, more than twenty-five people participated today to support this important cause:


The Ego Eradicator pose (above).


Om Asato Ma Sat Gamaya
Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya
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Lead Us From the Unreal To Real,
Lead Us From Darkness To Light,
Lead Us From Death To Immortality,
Aum (the universal sound of God)
Let There Be Peace Peace Peace.

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About Tanya Lee Markul

Yoga Editor, Elephant Journal. I yoga, write, take photos and I investigate existentially. I got a thing for those who have found expression through some form of mastery or artistic fashion, and sincerity. (You set me free I set you). I adore anything that is equally cute and creepy. The most special ingredient you can find, be and put into anything is: yourself. Remember, everything you want, you already have and are. Look within. The more you use it, the more it will grow. For more randomness and love, visit me at Rebelle Lotus and, you don't want to miss the creative rebellion at Rebelle Society. Join us.


5 Responses to “World Yoga Day Supports Reporters Without Borders.”

  1. Katherine says:

    Please add an extreme violence warning prior to the 3rd video.

  2. mkchd says:

    Awesome post! I will keep an on eye on your blog.

    • WYD Team says:

      Thank you for sharing, Katherine! In 2012 we collected USD 18,636 (EUR 14.481) in donations for Reporters Without Borders. Thanks to everybody who made this possible! Why not join us for the next Yoga "Marathon" at WORLD YOGA DAY 2013 on Sunday, 24th February for FIAN International – with Human Rights against Hunger! Namaste, WYD Team, Sonja

  3. Tanya Lee Markul Tanya Lee Markul says:

    Thank you Lorin!

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