World's Biggest Yoga Camp Kicks Off In Berlin

by VR Sreeraman on  July 3, 2011 at 9:04 AM Lifestyle News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Twenty thousand yoga fans braved persistent rain in Berlin's Olympic Stadium on Saturday to take part in a huge festival organised by one of India's best-known gurus, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
 World's Biggest Yoga Camp Kicks Off In Berlin
World's Biggest Yoga Camp Kicks Off In Berlin

The two-day event, billed as "the world's biggest yoga camp", features meditation, music and dance from across the globe.

But the 70,000 participants that organisers of the World Culture Festival had hoped for failed to materialise, with numbers affected by wet weather.

The event also celebrates the 30th birthday of the Art of Living Foundation, created by 55-year-old Ravi Shankar to promote a "stress-free mind and a violence-free society".

Shankar, always dressed in white and sporting a long dark beard, is one of India's five most influential people, according to US magazine Forbes.

He once studied under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi -- the guru who famously inspired the Beatles. He is not to be confused with the world-famous sitar player Ravi Shankar, also associated with the Fab Four.

The stadium built for the 1936 Olympic Games plays a central role in the German sports and cultural calendar, hosting Berlin's main football team, concerts by the likes of U2 -- and in September Pope Benedict XVI will hold a mass there.

Source: AFP

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Diabetes Mellitus Yoga Stress Relief Through Alternative Medicine Does Yoga help you grow Taller Benefits of Meditation / Meditation Therapy Exercise and Fitness Breast Cancer - Prevention and Management with Lifestyle Changes Meditation: Just For The Mind? Seven Chakras and Our Health Body Types and Befitting Workouts 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

News Category

News Archive

Loading...