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Over 11,000 people participate in two-week Yogathon at 350 US locations

The annual event organised by the Hindu Swyamsevak Sangha across 27 States

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

International Yoga Day: Yoga being performed at the USA embassy in Delhi

More than 11,000 people participated in the annual organised by a Hindu Sangha in the to create awareness about and its advantages in achieving a healthy body, mind, and spirit.

The annual event organised by the Hindu Swyamsevak Sangha (HSS) was held in 350 different locations across 27 States and was attended by 58 elected officials, including Mayors, Congressmen, Senators and State Governors.

Many of them acknowledged Health for Humanity by proclaiming within their jurisdiction and by encouraging their constituents to participate in Yogathon, a media release said on Tuesday.

Spread over two weeks, as many as 828,586 were performed by 11,254 participants across the HSS volunteers conducted a workshop at 156 locations, it said.

The HSS launched the Health for Humanity as an annual event in 2007 to create awareness about and its advantages in achieving a healthy body, mind, and spirit.

The Surya Namaskar routine integrates simple postures of well-balanced movements in ten steps with an easy breathing technique to provide immense health benefits for everyone, from beginners to yoga enthusiasts.

First Published: Wed, February 21 2018. 17:42 IST
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