Like Christchurch’s busy Colombo Street which was reportedly shut down on Sunday for few hours for yoga and other activities, Hindus are urging Auckland Council to do the same with a busy road in Auckland (New Zealand).
Hundreds of yogis and others doing yoga together outdoors on a major Auckland street would bring the spirit of togetherness-community-harmony among diverse Auckland populace; and spread the positive energy-vibe thus created; distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed stated in Nevada (USA) today.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, indicated that this innovative re-imagination and re-utilization of busy roads would make Auckland a more lively place and provide the residents and visitors a free opportunity to try something unique. He urged Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and Chief Executive Stephen Town to earnestly look into it, if they were serious about the well-being of Aucklanders.
After closing it for traffic on a Sunday for about six hours, this street could be temporarily re-named Namaste Street during closure. Various Auckland yoga studios and yoga enthusiasts could join hands together to organize this free annual event in collaboration with Auckland Council; Rajan Zed pointed out.
Zed further said that yoga, referred as “a living fossil”, was a mental and physical discipline, for everybody to share and benefit from, whose traces went back to around 2,000 BCE to Indus Valley civilization.