Maharashtra Yoga Utsav a 3 day event from 24th to 26th March, organized by Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, saw participation by 13 Yoga schools, 20 distinguished speakers and over 40 workshops on Yoga. On the last day a lot of activities were held, the day began with mass demonstration – Yoga Protocol for Diabetes at Marine Drive.
The utsav ended with a valedictory event that saw dignitaries like Justice B.N.Srikrishna (Retd. Judge, Supreme Court of India), Dr H. R. Nagendra (Chairman – International Day of Yoga Committee), Mr O. P. Tiwari (President – Indian Yoga Association) amongst others grace the occasion.
Maharashtra Yoga Utsav discussed the importance of yoga, as an effective tool to maintain general wellbeing, its therapeutic significance to treat stress- induced, psychosomatic and lifestyle related disorders and diseases. The 3 day utsav saw 40 workshops and 20 speakers promote and develop yoga especially among the youth and encourage them to establish faith in the preventive and holistic nature of yoga.
Commenting on the same Mr Subodh Tiwari, Organising Secretary of the Utsav said; “It is heartening to see a Yogic revival and the government support given to yoga. We are proud to be at the forefront of this fitness movement. Yoga is a low-impact activity that can benefit people of all ages and fitness levels. With Maharashtra Yoga Utsav, we hope to encourage everyone to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle.”
The Maharashtra Yoga Utsav witnessed the participation of some of the most eminent institutes from all over India, namely – Kaivalyadhama, Bihar School of Yoga, Iyengar Yogashraya, Art of Living, Maharshi Vinod Research Foundation, Brahmakumari, Sadguru Maheshda Kriya Yoga Foundation, The Yoga Institute, Yoga Vidya Niketan, Yoga Vidya Gurukul, K. J. Somaiya Sanskriti Peethamand Ghantali Mitra Mandal.
More than 8000 yoga enthusiasts attended this Utsav collectively over the 3 days.