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Jun 21, 2020

Yoga practitioners in Mumbai and Maharashtra stretch themselves to mark International Day of Yoga

In line with this year’s theme 'Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family', Yoga practitioners in Mumbai and Maharashtra stretched themselves in their homes, balconies and open grounds to mark the International Day of Yoga today. 

Social distancing norms were followed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. AIR Correspondent reports, a number of residents of Mumbai and other cities in Maharashtra like Pune, Nagpur and Nashik participated in the Yoga Day celebration by performing various exercises in their homes. 

People also participated in online yoga sessions. Bureau of Outreach and Communication, Pune organised a yoga session at the Cambridge School of Katraj while maintaining social distancing. 

Both Central and Western Railway officers and staff observed Yoga Day with the theme 'Yoga at Home'. Shibani Sachdeva, faculty from art of living and her team conducted online program for railway officers. CR General Manager Sanjeev Mittal and WR General Manager Alok Kansal performed asanas at their residences. 

Bollywood celebrities including Anupam Kher, Shilpa Shetty, Bipasha Basu, Malaika Arora, Taapsee Pannu, film-maker Madhur Bhandarkar, among others took to social media to post pictures of themselves practising yoga to inspire fans to engage in the practice. 

Veteran actor Anupam Kher shared a picture of a yogi captioned “If you can’t go outside. Go inside!! Chanting a Sanskrit shloka, Shilpa Shetty shared a video post on Instagram where she is seen performing yoga. 

Malaika Arora shared a video on Instagram, featuring her speaking about yoga and confessed that for her it is a way of life and she loves doing it. 

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