THE International Day of Yoga was celebrated in Bradford

All Hindu organisations from across the Bradford district and surrounding areas joined together to organise a Zoom Yoga event on Sunday.

Nearly 200 participants took part, with the youngest being five, right up to over the age of 75 years old.

Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India.

The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolising the union of body and consciousness.

Participants who were unable to sit on the floor were introduced to Chair Yoga. The event also included a guided meditation session which calmed the body and mind.

The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Doreen Lee, sent a recorded video, which was played at the start of the event.

He said: "In these difficult times we are finding new ways to communicate, celebrate and commemorate. Bradford council is proud to support the world yoga day which adds to the rich diversity and culture of this great city. Together we can make great things happen.”