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.'

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.