Photos: Summer Solstice Yoga on Monument Circle

The celebration included a mass yoga exercise involving hundreds of heat-braving participants.

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Local yogis unrolled their mats onto Monument Circle’s bricks and concrete steps on June 21 and performed sun salutations en masse. At noon, this epicenter of downtown Indianapolis turned into a sweaty assembly of flexible participants and dutiful instructors from Monumental Yoga. The free 90-minute workout not only made for donations to Growing Places Indy and Y12SR but also allowed each attendee to find that sometimes-elusive yet harmonious center. Although some participants were more experienced than others, the purpose of the gathering was agreed upon by most all on hand (and leg, and back): to enjoy yoga—if in sweltering, 90-degree heat—and to join in the worldwide Summer Solstice celebration.

Mission accomplished.

Photos by Tony Valainis

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