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Indian American spiritual guru launching free online worldwide yoga festival

Texas based JKYog to hold 100 classes, lectures, workshops from June 20 to 26.

In corona times when social distancing and lockdowns have become the norms of the day, an Indian American yoga exponent is launching what is touted as the first of its kind online worldwide yoga festival.

Millions of people around the world will connect to nearly 100 classes, interactive workshops, seminars, lectures and chats across multiple platforms through the JKYog International Festival of Yoga launching June 20.

Over 7 days, from June 20 to 26, people will tune in both on and off the mat, from the comfort of their home or office, according to a media release from JKYog, a nonprofit headquartered in Allen, Texas.

With educating people about ways to take control of their health becoming a challenge during the covid crisis, “We decided to do something that hasn’t been done before,” said its founder, Swami Mukundananda, an international authority on yoga.

“By bringing this vast knowledge of yoga directly to people on a global scale and format, we are empowering people all over the world with critically needed tools to face life,” he said.

“People everywhere of all faiths and backgrounds are dealing with mounting stress and pressure,” said the yoga teacher with degrees in Engineering and Management from Indian Institute of technology (IIT) and Indian Institute of Management (IIM).

“Yoga still provides the best means that helps us find unity in our diversity, resilience to overcome crisis, and create peace in an ever-turbulent world,” he said.


“Making the world a healthier and happier place begins with improving our own personal health, not just physical, but mental, emotional and spiritual” Mukundananda said.

Abundant scientific and medical studies have shown the benefits of yoga, but many people are still unaware of how much it impacts health and happiness, the media release said.

The covid-19 pandemic has reminded the world of the critical role of the immune system and simultaneously demonstrated the fragility of world health, it said.

Mukundananda, the release said, has continued to teach and lecture to thousands despite the lockdown via internet.  The message of yoga as a means of taking life back into their own hands has been embedded in all his speeches guiding and inspiring people to overcome the difficulties of the pandemic.

The JKYog International Festival of Yoga celebrates the eternal relevance of yoga and welcomes people of all ages, creeds, backgrounds across the world, he said.

“It’s a golden opportunity for people to unite and together we can uplift the health and happiness of the whole world.”

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