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(photo credit: AP)
To celebrate the longest day of the year on Monday, Tel Aviv Port is offering
free yoga from 6 a.m. to sundown arranged by Ella Yoga with a group of teachers
led by senior yoga teacher Shimon Ben.
“There is a special meaning behind
this day,” said Rotem Ashkenazi, of the Liat Ariav PR firm.
said the yoga group would be performing the sun salutation series 108 times that
evening, explaining that the number is symbolic for the “the blessing of the
sun” and numerous aspects of Hinduism.
“If you do it in this kind of
repetition, your soul comes out of your body and you stop feeling the pain,” she
said. “You’re just flying with it.”
Ella Shemer, owner of Ella Yoga and
initiator of the event, said the mission of the evening was to expose
people to yoga and enable them to experience it as a for of physical and
training. She described Ben as teaching not only the physical aspect of
but also the philosophical and mental side.
“The aim of the yoga
is to start from the physical part, and go into the deep issues in your
The only items needed for the event are a yoga mat,
bottle, towel and an open curious mind. It will be held at the Alhiugah,
Building 4, in the Tel Aviv Port.