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Cardiff celebrates International Yoga Day!

Hundreds of people gathered in Cardiff today to celebrate International Yoga Day.

Young and old came together to learn about and experience the benefits of the ancient Indian discipline.

Organisers expected a record turn-out, with around 1,000 people due to attend.

Classes were held throughout the day at the venue for different abilities, from complete beginners to veteran yogis.

First Minister, Carywn Jones gave his support saying it was a, 'great way to relax and unwind from the stresses of modern life.'

I am pleased to take part in this global event to celebrate the 5000-year-old practice of yoga, which originated in North India.

Wales has a strong relationship with India and I have been fortunate to visit the vast and beautiful country many times in recent years as we continue to develop our valued business ties.

– Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister

The day was arranged by the Honorary Consul of India for Wales, Raj Aggarwal OBE who has been practicing the ancient Indian discipline for years.

The global event is held to celebrate the 5000 year-old practice of yoga, which originated in North India.

We are delighted that the First Minister will be joining us to celebrate International Yoga Day.

It's a great opportunity for Cardiff and Wales to join the world in celebrating this timeless practice, which can be enjoyed by young and old.

It does not discriminate and promotes respect for fellow human beings and the planet.

– Honorary Consul of India for Wales, Raj Aggarwal