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The bendiest photos from International Yoga Day in Tel Aviv

The asanas are out of this world.


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Hundreds of people practice yoga on International Yoga Day in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on June 21, 2017.Hundreds of people practice yoga on International Yoga Day in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on June 21, 2017.Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images
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What happens when hundreds of yogis and yoginis converge in one town square on a warm, sunny day in Tel Aviv, Israel?

A whole lot of bending, sweating and chakra-awakening, that's what.

International Yoga Day was yesterday, so to mark the occasion, Israel's most devoted yoga practitioners spread out their mats and stretched out their bodies together in Rabin Square in the center of town.

Hundreds of people practice yoga on International Yoga Day in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on June 21, 2017.Gravity is an afterthought on a day like this. (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

The scene, essentially, was just a bunch of different yoga classes being held in one place. But between the vibrant patterned leggings and the brilliantly colored mats arranged in circles, we prefer to call it ... a rainbow of relaxation.

Hundreds of people practice yoga on International Yoga Day in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on June 21, 2017.Yoga Day provided a brilliant color scheme to Tel Aviv's Rabin Square. (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

Hundreds of people practice yoga on International Yoga Day in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on June 21, 2017.It's always good to gain a new perspective on a day like this. (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

Hundreds of people practice yoga on International Yoga Day in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on June 21, 2017.Engage that core, open those hips ... and breathe. (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

Hundreds of people practice yoga on International Yoga Day in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on June 21, 2017.Careful not to break his other arm. (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

Hundreds of people practice yoga on International Yoga Day in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on June 21, 2017.And now, a healthy back bend. (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

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