Practicing yoga on the beach

Hundreds of Durbanites joined the organisers in commemorating International Day of Yoga on Sunday.

Residents from all walks of life joined the Consulate General of India in Durban, Dr Shashank Vikram, in commemorating International Day of Yoga at the Durban Amphitheatre, on Sunday.

Hundreds of Durbanites, including South African politician and Zulu tribal leader, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, deputy mayor, Fawzia Peer and Consulate General of China, Diao Mingshen, joined in the programme.

Yoga is essentially a discipline which also brings harmony in all walks of life, and thus is known for disease prevention, health promotion and management of many lifestyle–related disorders.

Yoga is a 5, 000 year old physical, mental and spiritual practice speculated to date back to pre-Vedic Indian traditions, but most likely developed around the sixth and fifth centuries BC.

Some of the special guests who were also present at the successful initiative,

The aim of the programme was to create awareness about yoga and its benefits and to give residents a better understanding of the significance of traditional and authentic yoga techniques.

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Yoshini Perumal

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