People across the world woke up to an early-morning call to celebrate the second International Yoga Day on Tuesday with much enthusiasm.
From China to Uruguay, people from all walks of life performed postures of the ancient discipline.
The United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga in December 2014. Over 190 countries, including 40 Islamic nations, supported the move to have a special day for yoga.
People participate in a yoga class at a Times Square event in New York, US. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
People practise yoga on a glass bridge on the outskirts of Beijing, China. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters
People do yoga during an open air yoga event organised by the city government at Reforma Avenue in front of the Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters
Hundreds participate in a mass yoga event in front of the Sydney Opera House on World Yoga Day in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters
Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, also known as KP Oli, takes part during World Yoga Day in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
Washington, DC celebrates the Second International Day of Yoga. Photograph: MEAIndia/Flickr
Celebrations of Second International Day of Yoga takes place in Beijing. Photograph: MEAIndia/Flickr
Second International Day of Yoga celebrated in Montevideo, Uruguay. Photograph: MEAIndia/Flickr
Rain or shine is no hindrance for the people in Osaka, Japan to perform yoga asanas. Photograph: MEAIndia/Flickr
Yoga followers congregate near the Tower Bridge in London on the second International Yoga Day. Photograph: MEAIndia/Flickr