11,000 people practice yoga in Times Square for summer solstice

More than 11,000 yoga fanatics got their downward dog on at the Crossroads of the World on Saturday.

The yogis unrolled their mats in Times Square and stretched in the sun to commemorate the summer solstice.

“It’s the longest day of the year. In the yoga tradition, this is the day you worship the sun,” said Christina Cielusniak, 25, a yoga instructor from Wayne, N.J.

Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance, said the event was a challenge.

“No place is more difficult to concentrate than Times Square!” he said.

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