Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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Yogathon New Zealand, a division of Hindu Council of New Zealand, will hold nationwide ‘Health for Humanity’ Yogathon starts on second Saturday of September each year and continues for 14 days.

Yoga is growing increasingly popular worldwide, including in New Zealand. Yogathon aims to see New Zealanders complete 108,000 ‘Surya Namaskar’(a sequence of yoga postures) as a nation. Surya Namaskar integrates simple Yoga postures of well-balanced movements linked dynamically with easy breathing technique, and provides immense health benefits to both body and mind.

Some benefits include improvement in the digestive system, strengthening abdominal muscles, improving lung function and oxygenating the blood, improving muscle flexibility, and keeping the body flexible. It can also help in improving memory and promoting better sleep.

The purpose of Yogathon is to promote yoga widely, encourage schools, workplaces, community groups and individuals to participate, which has been made easy by 3 simple steps:

  1. Register for free – either individually or as a group.
  2. From 10th to 24th September 2016, perform sun salutations at any time and place that is most convenient to you and keep a count of how many you perform in a day.
  3. On the last day, 27th September, submit your count by email or text to tell us your final total.

Total of the entire country will be made public soon after the event concludes.

“This program is open to people of all ages, gender, and races. Yogathon organising committee invites various yoga centres, schools and tertiary institutes, social, cultural, and spiritual and community organisations, regardless of individual faiths and beliefs, to participate in this ‘Health for Humanity’ Yogathon and learn, this unique Yoga technique and continue practicing beyond the ‘Health for Humanity’ Yogathon.


Every Surya Namaskar Counts!!