At dawn on Tuesday, 21 June, in Sydney, to celebrate World Yoga Day, BridgeClimb and The Hindu Council of Australia collaborated in hosting the world first Yoga event at the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Isha Foundation was invited to lead 12 enthusiastic participants through a series of yogic practices, 134 metres above the sparkling harbour, with the Opera House silhouetted by the rising sun.
Climbers safely ascended the famous ‘coat hanger’ in darkness and took position spaced along the Eastern Arch to watch the city slowly awake while waiting for the sun, to commence the flagship Sydney World Yoga Day event.
Abhishek Guru, Hatha Yoga Teacher at Isha Foundation said, “Yoga is all about enhancing one’s perception, breaking boundaries and overcoming limitations, to experience the universe as a part of oneself. Being on this thrilling climb and listening to the inspiring story behind BridgeClimb gives us an insight into the perseverance and capability of the human spirit. We are grateful to Hindu Council of Australia and BridgeClimb for this opportunity. May all of humanity climb to the peaks of consciousness!”
The unique class kicked-off a relay of dawn yoga events around the world, for this second year of World Yoga Day. It followed last year’s main event at Bondi Beach. Inclusive Sydney events took place later in the day on the steps of the Opera House, in Parramatta and in Martin Place.
Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane are also participating in Australia’s celebrations.
Isha Foundation is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization founded by Sadhguru, to create an inclusive culture towards global harmony and progress.