Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga Hosts Surya Namaskar Mass Demonstration

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Surya Namaskar Mass Demonstration by Ministry of Ayush


The Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), under the aegis of the Ministry of Ayush, organized a mass Surya Namaskar demonstration on January 1st, 2023. The event attracted a diverse gathering of yoga enthusiasts and practitioners.

Event Details

The demonstration was led by Shri Satyajit Paul, Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Ayush, and Smt. Vijayalakshmi Bharadwaj, Director of MDNIY. Senior officials, staff, students, and yoga enthusiasts actively participated in the event.

Significance of Surya Namaskar

Surya Namaskar is an integral spiritual practice that combines asanas (postures), pranayama (breath control), and meditation techniques. Each step in the sequence is accompanied by a specific mantra, infusing the body with vital energy (prana). Regular practice fosters a harmonious balance within the mind and body, stimulating muscles and organs while cultivating concentration and tranquility.

Event Series and Participation

This mass Surya Namaskar demonstration was part of a series of events organized by the Ministry of Ayush from January 1st to 14th, 2023. The events were coordinated to coincide with Makar Sakranti, commemorating the Sun’s transition from the Southern to the Northern Hemisphere.

MDNIY hosted the second event in the series, following a successful event in Gujarat that garnered a Guinness World Record for the most Surya Namaskars performed simultaneously.

Performance and Dissemination

Over 500 yoga practitioners participated in the Surya Namaskar demonstration at MDNIY. The event was covered by Doordarshan and streamed on various social media platforms of the Ministry of Ayush and MDNIY.


The mass Surya Namaskar demonstration by the Ministry of Ayush and MDNIY highlighted the profound benefits of this transformative practice. The event fostered a sense of community and showcased the growing popularity of yoga as a means to enhance physical and mental well-being.


Dr. Ashwini Kumar, MDNIY

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