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Limerick’s International Day of Yoga 2023 to celebrate harmony and peace with free event

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The Munster Indian Cultural Association is set to celebrate International Day of Yoga 2023 this Saturday, June 10, with a free event of traditional Yoga of Asana, breath work and deep relaxation by Dr Anuradha Gopalaiah.

Limerick’s International Day of Yoga 2023 celebration this June 10 will be an “appreciation of yoga” and give a “sense of unity” through a free yoga session

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Limerick’s International Day of Yoga 2023 to celebrate harmony and peace

The Munster Indian Cultural Association is set to celebrate International Day of Yoga this Saturday, June 10, with a free event of traditional Yoga of Asana, breath work and deep relaxation by Dr Anuradha Gopalaiah.

International Day of Yoga 2023 will be celebrated at Ahane Gaa Club, Mackey Park, Lisnagry on June 10 where dr Gopalaiah says the public is welcome for a day of “appreciation of yoga” and to see why the day “is a world peace day”.

Dr Gopalaiah commented on the holistic approach of yoga, saying, “When we are training for yoga, the first thing we do is we are given some guidelines, to identify our body type, our metabolism, and to eat accordingly so we are not having trouble with our energy, not have pains and aches, to keep going.”International day of Yoga, also known as World Yoga Day, was declared by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2014, following a proposal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, and aims to raise awareness of the health benefits of practising yoga, and Dr Gopalaiah says it gives a “sense of unity across the globe”.


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Dr Gopalaiah told I Love Limerick, “Yoga allows us to discover our true potential, to bring out the best inside us, to see what we can do. Because life happens, and if we are not prepared for life it can be difficult and it can be stressful. So a discipline like this can actually prepare us and help us look beyond and look at the bigger picture.”

“Yoga helps us to be more in tune with what we are and to live in the present moment, to pace ourselves and to make healthy choices,” added Dr Gopalaiah, noting, “It gives perspective to look back, reevaluate and see what we can do. No matter how good we are we can always see that we could have done something better.”

The day will begin at 11 am when guests will be welcomed by speakers including speeches from the Chief Guest, Helen O’Donnell, Chairperson of PAUL Partnership Limerick, and introductions from The Munster Indian Cultural Association and event co-ordinator.

From 11:45 am participants will enjoy Yoga practice, as well as deep relaxation from 12:50pm followed by an interactive session and refreshments.

Book your free place for International Day of Yoga 2023 here.

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