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
Mrityor Ma Amritam Gamaya
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti.

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.

About Tanya Lee Markul

Co-Founder and Chief Editor of Rebelle Society. She’s convinced that she once swam the depths of the deepest ocean and in the next round, grew over two hundred feet tall. In this life, she’s a vulnerable creation in process. She has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism & a Master’s in Business. In 2009, surrendering to the good fight within, she became a certified teacher of yoga. Now a full-time devoted student to the sacred art of self-discovery and creative expression, she spends her days on her yoga mat, in wellness experimentation and tilling the fertile soil of Rebelle Society, sharing bouts of black sheepish rebellion, self-acceptance and the beauty of darkness and well-being. Tanya is the creator of and She is also the co-founder and Wellness Alchemist at Rebelle Wellness. Get to know her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and at Sign-up for her free and almost monthly Newsie and contact her via email: [email protected]


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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