Yogis send Gaza 'positive vibes' from Lebanon coast
A group of yogis gathered on the Beirut coast at dawn on day to send "positive vibes" to Gaza in the wake of a deadly Israeli raid on a relief flotilla bound for the Palestinian territory.world Updated: Jun 03, 2010 19:24 IST
A group of yogis gathered on the Beirut coast at dawn on day to send "positive vibes" to Gaza in the wake of a deadly Israeli raid on a relief flotilla bound for the Palestinian territory.
Twenty-five men and women stood facing the Mediterranean sea at daybreak, their backs to the sun, and performed 108 "sun salutations" -- a series of 12 postures performed at sunrise.
Lebanese Mira Siblini said she organised the event via Facebook to show solidarity with the victims of Monday's raid.
"I was so moved by the sight, no one expected this savageness," Siblini told AFP.
"I wanted to do something to show solidarity with the victims and the only answer I could find was through yoga."
At least nine people were killed when Israeli commandos stormed the aid flotilla in international waters in the eastern Mediterranean shortly before dawn Monday.
Israeli officials said 682 people from 42 countries were on the six ships that tried to break the Gaza blockade.
All were detained but the majority have since been expelled by Israel.