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World Yoga Day: Bengaluru ‘Om’ward bound

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jun 22, 2017, 4:09 am IST
Updated Jun 22, 2017, 4:09 am IST
Age no bar, hundreds of city residents throng Kanteerava Stadium.
From Left, volunteers perform Yoga asanas and 98-year-old yoga practitioner, Tao Por Tin Lynch from United States  at Sri Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on the occasion of 3rd edition of International Yoga Day on Wednesday  —Shashidhar B
 From Left, volunteers perform Yoga asanas and 98-year-old yoga practitioner, Tao Por Tin Lynch from United States at Sri Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on the occasion of 3rd edition of International Yoga Day on Wednesday —Shashidhar B

Bengaluru: Close to 10,000 yoga enthusiasts gathered at Kanteerava Stadium on Wednesday to celebrate the International Yoga Day with Suryanamaskar and kriyathmaka yoga. It was followed by a 35-minute session following the common yoga protocol of the central government.

Tao Porchon Lynch (98) from New York and Amma Nannamal (97) from Tamil Nadu wowed all by demonstrating several asanas, proving that yoga helps one stay fit even at this ripe old age.

 

The event was organised by Ayush Department, in collaboration with the Karnataka state Olympic Association, Swasha Foundation, Vyasa Institution, Art of Living, Pathanjali Yoga Seva Shikshana Samiti and Yoga Gangotri.

People Tree Hospitals at Kalyan Nagar organised a free yoga camp on Wednesday where a large number of yoga enthusiasts participated. Hospital’s chief administrative officer Dr Lokesh A. Veerappa said, “Yoga helps maintain a healthy body and mind. It's a simple solution for health problems like obesity, osteoarthritis, diabetes, hypertension, anxiety and mental stress."

Over 1,200 students from Class I to X participated in mass 'Suryanamaskara' on Wednesday at the Global City International School.

It was a unique event at the Sheila Kothavala Institute for the Deaf (SKID) as students and teachers celebrated Yoga Day through sign language. Organised by ‘Sound and Sign’ in association with ‘Total Yoga’, the event was held on the premises of SKID located at Rustam Bagh. More than 65 students and staff from SKID participated.

Akshar Yoga hosted a grand yoga session with a one-minute sirshasana (headstand) performed by a group of 500 yogis at the rooftop of World Trade Centre, Bengaluru. Yoga enthusiasts from different parts of the globe participated in the event grandmaster Akshar , who is the founder of Akshar Yoga.

MyGov, a government citizen engagement platform under the Ministry of Electronics and IT, will help people share pictures of three generations of the family practising yoga.  

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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