Thousands of yoga fans take over Times Square
Several thousand New Yorkers calmly invaded Times Square on Wednesday, transforming it into an immense outdoor yoga class to salute the arrival of summer.
Ten-month-old Leo Erichsen is held up by his mother, Tatjana Eres of Denmark, as she joins thousands of yoga enthusiasts for a class in New York's Times Square to mark the summer solstice on June 20, 2012. - AP
Some 1,500 yoga mats were distributed free for the occasion, and pedestrian spaces in New York’s most frenetic crossroads were completely covered.
All day, thousands of yogis, beginners and veterans alike, dutifully sweated in the heat, following directions broadcast over loudspeakers.
The first of the free short courses began at 7:30 am, and the last was scheduled for 8:30 pm, to the delight of tourists.