About 1,000 people attended a major open-air yoga session this Sunday between 10.30 am and 12.00 pm at the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels.
Running for the sixth consecutive year, Brussels Yoga Day aims to offer those with no previous experience of yoga a taste of what the practice involves, and also seeks to motivate as many people as possible to live more positively.
Many people arrived at the Parc du Cinquantenaire on Sunday morning with a yoga mat under their arms to experience a special session of relaxation and meditation, free of charge and in the open air. The participants, who had to register in advance, were offered a t-shirt and fruit juice before taking their seats in a large half circle facing the arches of the Cinquantenaire.
A yoga teacher then gave the instructions from a stage set up in front of the participants, with soft, relaxing music playing in the background. The participants were then introduced to a few yoga postures and meditation techniques – postures and techniques which they can now reproduce themselves to manage daily stress.