BENGALURU: From schools to Yoga centres, enthusiasts performed asanas and breathing exercises to spread a healthy message on International Yoga Day. The city came alive on Wednesday with Yoga sessions held at several institutions.
Akshar Yoga hosted a grand Yoga session with a one-minute Sirshasana(headstand) performed by 500 yogis at the rooftop of World Trade Centre. Yoga enthusiasts from different parts of the globe came together to participate with Grandmaster Akshar, founder of Akshar Yoga.
Akshar said, “Yoga is the perfect amalgamation of health, peace and happiness. Cleansing the mind, reducing stress and improving productivity; Yoga is more than just a fitness regimen. It has become a way of life. On this International Yoga Day, let us pledge to take a leap into good health and wellness by imbibing the essence of Yoga in our everyday lives.”
In many primary schools across the City, one-hour Yoga sessions were conducted, which saw participation from hundreds of students.
At REVA University, a ‘Yoga and wellness camp’ was organised from May 23 to June 21. Staff, students and the public were a part of the month-long initiative. On the concluding day of the camp, over 5,000 participants performed Yoga together for an hour.
Hospitals also did their bit to keep people fit. People Tree Hospitals at Kalyan Nagar organised a free Yoga camp.