Millions World Over Roll Out Their Yoga Mats With The Art Of Living

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Millions World Over Roll Out Their Yoga Mats With The Art Of Living

Army Jawans, Prison Inmates, School Children, Corporate Executives, Home Makers; a mix of backgrounds, cultures and social strata amalgamate For the 5th International Yoga Day Celebrations


Bengaluru, 21 June; Millions of Yoga enthusiasts from the world over including Iran, Japan, Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, Lebanon, US, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Nepal, New Zealand, and other nations joined in the celebrations of fifth International Day of Yoga with The Art of Living and its partner organizations. The participating mix included Army Jawans, jail inmates, colleges and schools, homemakers and office goers, farmers among others. Here are some of the most interesting highlights and numbers-

  • 4000 Jawans in Ferozepur Cantonment and jawans at the Army Brigade headquarters of Akhnoor, over 300 inmates from Udhampur and Kot Balwal jails in Jammu and Kashmir practiced the Common Yoga Protocol with The Art of Living instructors.
  • ITBP personnel performed Yoga on International Yoga Day at an altitude of 19000 ft near OP Dorjila in Sikkim at minus 15 degrees Celsius early in the morning
  • The oldest living person in the world also learned deep breathing pranayama with senior Art of Living instructor, Swami Purnachaitanya
  • In Chandigarh, IYD events were organized at various locations including offices of Govt Bodies like Register Of companies, National Fertilizers Limited, District Courts, PGI hospital, Schools, CII, NABARD Haryana, wherein all 16000 people participated.
  • Apart from the Common Yoga Protocol, about 9000 Art of Living volunteers across 20 locations performed the Warrior I pose (yoga) simultaneously, holding it for 3 minutes.
  • The yoga session was led by The Art of Living this morning at Madras Sappers HQ, Bengaluru where more than 1200 Army Jawans participated.
  • 7000 Participants at Manekshaw Parade Grounds, Bengaluru

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The Indian Navy organized Yoga Camps at multiple sites including ships at sea. The Art of Living was invited to conduct Yoga sessions at two such sites of Western Naval Command in Mumbai. One was on board Viraat, the erstwhile Aircraft Carrier and the other at the Integrated Mess & Sports Complex (IMSC) of Western Naval Command. 1000+ officers and sailors mainly from the Western Fleet participated in the yoga session conducted by Art of Living’s faculty Dr. Shilpa Sabharwal and Radhika Koppikar.

  • 400+ Senior Citizens participated at Joggers Park, Kalyani Nagar in Pune
  • The Art of Living took a session for differently abled in Airoli, Mumbai.
  • International Yoga Day was observed at 700 Free Schools run by The Art of Living.
  • The IYD event at Lalbagh, Bengaluru was organized by the Ministry of Tourism with technical support by The Art of Living. Along with hundreds of local yoga enthusiasts, the event was attended by a delegation of 40 International Media personnel.
  • Embassy in association with Executive Power of Lankaran City, Art of Living Azerbaijan and ICCR, Delhi, organized a Yoga session in Lankaran city, Azerbaijan on 19 June 2019.
  • International Yoga Day celebrations at National Palace of Culture in Sofia with Swami Jyothirmayah of the Art of Living who conducted special Yoga session for MPs, Ambassadors, and senior government officials.


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