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Yoga fundis take over Times Square

New York - Several thousand New Yorkers calmly invaded Times Square on Wednesday, transforming it into an immense outdoor yoga class to salute the arrival of summer.

Almost 1 500 yoga mats were distributed free for the occasion, and pedestrian spaces in New York's most frenetic crossroads were completely covered.

Thousands of yoga enthusiasts convened in New York's Times Square to mark the summer solstice on Wednesday. Credit: Associated Press

All day, thousands of yogis, beginners and veterans alike, dutifully sweated in the heat, following directions broadcast over loudspeakers.

The first of the free short courses began at 7.30am, and the last was scheduled for 8.30pm, to the delight of tourists. - Sapa-AFP

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