June 21, 2013
At the 11th Solstice at Times Square event Friday, thousands upon thousands of yoga enthusiasts are descending upon one of the world's busiest commercial intersections to celebrate the first day of summer with a peace-seeking dose of yoga.
Aptly dubbed "Mind Over Madness" yoga, the organizers of this year's Solstice at Times Square event say the juxtaposition of the flashy location with the soothing practice of yoga is meant to remind attendees that peace can be found anywhere -- even in the hustle and bustle of New York City.
"It's a metaphor for calming the mind amidst the madness of modern life," said Tim Tompkins, president of Times Square Alliance and co-founder of the annual event, in a media release.
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