Bengalureans to bend it for better health today

Mass yoga demonstrations planned across city with expert guidance

Bengalureans to bend it  for better health today
The city is all set for the third edition of International Yoga Day on Wednesday. Bengaluru will witness numerous yoga professionals and enthusiasts joining hands to perform yoga at the break of the day.

The state government’s department of Ayush, in collaboration with renowned yoga institutions, will demonstrate Suryanamaskara and Kriyathmaka yoga activities at Kanteerava Stadium. This will be followed by a 35-minute programme, which includes pranayama and other important yoga postures. The event will witness around 5,000 yoga enthusiasts participating. The speciality of the day is that 98-year-old yoga expert Tao Portan Lynch from New York, who has taken part in ‘Salt Satyagraha,’ and Amma Nannamal, 97-year-old yoga expert from Tamil Nadu, will guide and demonstrate the common yoga protocol.

“The event will bring in awareness among the people about the importance of yoga in life. We are demonstrating those asanas that are easy for people to follow and perform,” said Dr V P Satish, deputy director for Yoga and Naturopathy, Ayush department.

He said the theme for this year is ‘Yoga for peace and harmony.’ The Karnataka State Yoga Academy, in association with S-VYASA University, will celebrate the International Yoga Day at PES University. The event will be inaugurated by Governor Vajubhai Vala along with Union Minister Ananth Kumar. The programme will see around 3,000 people taking part in a mass yoga demonstration.

Among other programmes are yoga demonstration by teachers and students of Shankara Ashtanga Yoga. The focus of the programme is the demonstration of ‘asanas’ for the cure of chronic ailments.

The Bangalore University, BNM Institute of Technology and Akshar Power Yoga Academy will celebrate International Yoga Day by demonstrating yoga and through discussions on the topic.

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