1,800 perform Shirshasana in Guinness bid

Bengaluru: Vidhana Soudha, always busy with political and administrative activities, witnessed a different atmosphere on June 18 morning with hundreds of yoga enthusiasts gathering in front of the building to demonstrate ‘mass Shirshasana.’
The sound of ‘Om’ filled the air and as the first rays of the sun fell on Vidhana Soudha, hundreds of yoga enthusiasts performed Shirshasana, in a bid to create a Guinness world record.
The event was organized by the department of Health and Family Welfare and Yoga Gangothri Trust.
About 1,800 people performed Shirshasana for 30 seconds. The event broke the previous record of 648 Yoga practitioners performing Shirshasana at Marina beach in Chennai last year. N. Aradhya, founder of Yoga Gangothri Trust, said, “The video recording of the event will be sent to the headquarters of Guinness world records for evaluation.”
He said the performers were selected after screening. Along with members of Patanjali, Art of Living and other Yoga institutes in Bengaluru, Yoga enthusiasts had come from Mysuru, Tumakuru, Hubballi, Shivamogga and Davangere. About 250 people from Hyderabad too had come for the purpose.
Aradhya said the Trust chose to perform mass Shirshasana and create a world record as a precursor to the International Yoga Day, which falls on June 21.
Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ramesh Kumar said, “Yoga is very essential for good health. It is laudable that a huge number of people are performing Yoga in front of Vidhana Soudha for a world record.”
Legislative Council chairperson D.H. Shankaramurthy, Union Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda and MLC T A Saravana were among those present.

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