PHOTOS: 29th edition of International Yoga Festival starts in Rishikesh
Dehradun: The 29th edition of the International Yoga Festival was inaugurated by the Uttarakhand Governor KK Paul in Rishikesh on Thursday.
The week-long event,inaugurated in Parmarth Niketan, was also addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, through video conferencing, who emphasised on the necessity of bringing Yoga to our daily routine. “World is today threatened by challenges-terrorism, climate change. There should be peace among nations. Yoga is a way to create such harmony and peace within individuals, families, societies and nations," the PM stated.
Nearly 70 saints, yogacharyas, presenters and experts from more than 20 countries around the world are participating this year at the festival.
The Uttarakhand Governor said that the event was growing in stature and helping the state become a sought-after destination for spiritual tourism.
According to the officials organising the week-long Yoga event, "There will be separate sessions on Ashtanga, Raja, Bhakti, Kundalini, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Bharat, Ganga, and Somatics during the week. There will also be classes on meditation, mudras, Sanskrit chanting, Indian philosophy and much more."
In slides ahead are some photographs from the International Yoga Festival: