What better way to celebrate World Yoga Day than an early morning salutation to the sun?
Over 70 enthusiastic Bangaloreans gathered together at the Landscape amphitheater at Freedom Park to participate in HealthifyMe’s World Yoga Day event in partnership with Brekkie on Sunday, June 21.
The event began at 6.45 am with a yoga session by HealthifyMe expert Pragya Bhatt.Thankfully, the weather held up beautifully. Participants were of all age groups, many attempting yoga for the first time. They were happy to use the yoga mats HealthifyMe was handing out and game to try out the warm-up exercises, Surya Namaskar and other asanasincluding twists and warrior poses. The 45-minute session culminated with deep-breathing exercises pranayama and shavasana.
Pragya talked participants through all the moves, explaining the benefits of each asana. “Don’t overdo any of the poses, and focus on your breathing,” she counseled before the session began. Afterwards, there was a Q&A session between the experts and participants. “Now you should make yoga a regular practice,” Pragya urged.
About the event, Nikhil Moorjani, head of sales and marketing at HealthifyMe, says, “World Yoga Day is an occasion to spread awareness about yoga and encourage more people to embrace it, and we are happy to contribute to this cause.”