Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Yogathon 2013 break records

MEDIA RELEASE (11 November 2013)

Yogathon 2013 break records
New Zealand completes 104,337 Surya Namaskars

‘Health for Humanity’ Yogathon 2013 that was recently organized by Yogathon NZ had a big community support. It broke the previous records and crossed 100,000 Surya Namaskar (sun salutations) repetitions for the first time.

Yogathon NZ is a division of Hindu Council of New Zealand. It has been organising annual Yogathon since 2011. This year it took place from 12th to 26th October at various cities and towns.

Participants throughout the country performed Surya Namaskars according to their abilities, kept a count and reported their totals to Yogathon New Zealand team.

The aim was to complete 108 000 Surya Namaskar (sun salutations) repetitions by participants from all over New Zealand over a two week period.

“This is the first time since the launch of ‘Health for Humanity Yogathon’ in New Zealand two years ago that the national target has been so close. It was indeed a great achievement that the participants took the count beyond the 100,000 mark”, said Ms Komal Shah, National coordinator for Yogathon 2013.

“On behalf of this team, I thank all participant organisations and individuals in making Yogathon 2013 a success,” added Ms Shah.

Three organisations that completed over 10,000 were:
Wellpark College of Natural Therapies (Auckland) 23 894 Sun Salutations
Yogi Divine Society (Auckland) 18 857 Sun Salutations
Hindu Swayamsewak Sangh (National) 18 334 Sun Salutations

Individuals who performed over 1000 Sun salutations were:
Mrs Kavitha Magesan from Rotorua 1 500 Sun Salutations
Ms Sarada from Auckland 1 200 Sun Salutations

Wellpark College of Natural Therapies was incredible in their enthusiasm. Their Alumni themselves teach yoga at their own centres, some also at hospitals & work places. Their current students as well as Alumni took the challenge of Yogathon to achieve this incredibly high number, same as Yogi Divine Society & Hindu Swayamsewak Sangh which reached 100’s of people to create awareness of yoga and its benefits.

The ages of participants in Yogathon NZ 2013 varied from late 70s to teens and children.
Kushagra, a five year old from HSS Pakuranga, performed 379 Surya Namaskars which was remarkable.

Yogathon aims to create awareness of the practice of Yoga and its health benefits. During Yogathon, the organising committee tries their best to connect interested New Zealander to a yoga teacher or centre that can teach Sun Salutations and basic yoga at no cost. This is the third year of the Yogathon event, and the team is incredibly humbled by the overwhelming public support.

“Yogathon has taken place annually since 2011 and our team is making improvements each year. From 2014 onwards, we will start Yogathon on the 2nd Saturday of September. We hope that setting a definite date will help volunteers and participants diarise the event in advance and plan better. I invite all New Zealanders to participate in Yogathon 2014, starting on 13th September 2014,” concluded Ms Komal Shah.

For more information, and to learn about Surya Namaskar, please see: http://yogathon-nz.org/


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Review: “Salute” By Royal New Zealand Ballet In Wellington

The Royal New Zealand Ballet performed “Salute” for a final time in Wellington on Sunday night, and it was nothing short of spectacular. More>>

ALSO:

NZ on Air: More Funding For TV Captions To Increase Access

More funding for TV captions to increase access NZ On Air has increased funding to provide more captions and audio description on television programmes for the hearing and sight impaired. More>>

Music: So Laid Back Country China Album Release

On Friday night, So Laid Back Country China held a gig at Meow for the release of their new album With Knees of Honey in Goodbye Canyon. I briefly spoke with Harriet lead vocals, keyboard) and Michael (lead vocals, guitar) before the gig More>>

Art: Wellington Region Celebrates Matariki

Eight Wellington museums and galleries have joined forces to present a major programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate Matariki 2015, the Māori New Year. The Wellington Matariki Festival will host more than 60 free events and activities between Saturday ... More>>

Wellington: TEDxWellingtonWomen Speakers Unveiled

The lineup is announced today for the highly anticipated upcoming event TEDxWellingtonWomen. Speakers include local women and men who have lived extraordinary lives and have ideas worth spreading. More>>


Books: Witi Ihimaera To Address ‘State Of NZ Literature’at Festival

6 May 2015 MEDIA RELEASE Witi Ihimaera to Address ‘State of NZ Literature’ at Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival The New Zealand Book Council has chosen the 2015 Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival as the stage for its annual address, which ... More>>

Culture: Historic Māori Portraits Travel To The Czech Republic

Image credit: Gottfried Lindauer, Wahanui Reihana Te Huatare, oil on canvas, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915 More>>

Art: Something Felt, Something Shared - Enjoy

Gabrielle Amodeo, Ruby Joy Eade, Clare McLean, Kalya Ward Curated by Emma Ng May 7 – 30, 2015 Opening: Wednesday May 6, 5.30pm Strange frequencies are channelled through personal narratives and poetic placeholders in Something felt, something ... More>>

Culture: Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015

Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015 Images from New Zealand Defence Force Click for big version A bugler plays The Last Post Click for big version A View from the top of the Carillion Click for big version Faces old and young Click for big ... More>>

Television: MediaWorks Announces Dancing With The Stars Hosts

MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ are delighted to announce host Dominic Bowden alongside co-host Sharyn Casey for the hit series Dancing with the Stars. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news