City prepares for yoga day with warm-up events

City prepares for yoga day with warm-up events

Yoga students hold a yoga demonstration to create awareness ahead of the International Yoga Day, in front of Ganesha Temple in Lakasandra on Sunday. Photo/S K Dinesh

Setting the mood for the International Day of Yoga, several organisations across the city held pre-yoga celebrations on Sunday. June 21 is marked as the International Yoga Day. 

More than 100 yoga enthusiasts gathered, grabbing their yoga mats and other essentials for a whole day of practice.

Eager participants also gathered in large numbers at the Manpho Convention Centre to celebrate International Yoga Day, organised by Akshar Yoga. Mayor R Sampath Raj; Dana Kursh, Consulate General of Israel in Bengaluru; Minister of Agriculture Krishna Byre Gowda; and Akshar Nath, founder and chairman of Akshar Yoga, were present.

The International Day of Yoga Celebration Committee also organised an awareness camp in and around Lakkasandra. Enthusiasts also organised a yoga walkathon and a bike rally in Girinagar and Hanumanthanagar.