International Yoga Day 2017: With more than 8000 students, India eyes to set Guinness record for ‘longest’ Yoga chain in Mysore

The current record for the longest Yoga chain is also held by India and was attempted by school students in Tamil Nadu way back in 2014.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 20, 2017 8:30 pm
Thousands of students create the “longest yoga chain” for Guinness Book of World Records ahead International Yoga Day at Mysore Palace in Karnataka on Monday. (Source: PTI)

International Yoga Day made its debut in 2015. And on the very first edition, the country had set not one but two Guinness World Records. One for the largest yoga lesson at the Rajpath and other for maximum participation by foreign nationals.

Now, in its third edition, Indians are all set to break the Guinness record for the Longest Yoga Chain. More than 8,000 schoolchildren formed the “longest yoga chain” in front of the iconic Mysuru Palace in Karnataka on Monday to create a new world record.

More than 44 schools across Mysuru took part in the record-breaking attempt that saw participation by 8,387 students, The Hindu reported. After hours of rehearsal, two attempts of yoga chain were made for the world record in accordance with the Guinness protocols.

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“The participating children performed four asanas as part of the attempt. They include Veerabhadraasana, Trikonasana, Veerabhadraasana (Type 2), and Prasaritha Padottanasana,” the report added.

The students took 10 seconds to demonstrate each asana and all were completed in just 40 seconds. According to the report, “The longest yoga chain performing four asanas was achieved in two-and-a-half minutes.”

Drones were used to capture aerial images of the entire event where students positioned themselves in a circular pattern. There were also official time-keepers, who monitored the proceedings. The images and videos have been sent to the global agency and we shall have to wait until two weeks to confirm the news.

But even if this new record is not set, the earlier record for the longest chain is still with India. In 2014, 3849 students of the Kshatriya Vidhyasala Managing Board created a giant yoga chain in Tamil Nadu to set the world record. The length of the chain measured a staggering 3852 metres.

Organisers at the Mysore event are pretty optimistic about the new world record as the number of participants was twice the earlier record. Yoga guru Ranganatha, who guided the participants expressed confidence of setting the record.

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    syed awaiz
    Jun 22, 2017 at 8:19 pm
    I did not get my name in gueness world record sent the list fast to on whatsapp
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      syed awaiz
      Jun 22, 2017 at 8:18 pm
      I did not get my name in gueness world record please sent my name list fast
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        Kamal Pasha
        Jun 21, 2017 at 7:40 pm
        Who cares for Yoga? Except Modi who wants to be in every news. Never seen or heard Gujrati doing Yoga. Gujratis will do anything where there is money.
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          Santhosh kumar
          Jun 21, 2017 at 4:12 pm
          Most of Yogadarshanam yoga students joined this event to celebrate yoga day and experienced glimpse of yoga We are very proud to be mysurian Om shanthi Master Santhosh kumar Director Yogadarshanam
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            Santhosh kumar
            Jun 21, 2017 at 4:13 pm
            Really proud moment
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            bitterhoney
            Jun 20, 2017 at 10:58 pm
            ek pagal ne sabko ullu bana rakkha hai. India will soon become North Korea.
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              Kamal Pasha
              Jun 21, 2017 at 12:22 pm
              Bitterhoney : Ek Pagal ne sub ko Ullu bana rakha hai. You are wrong. All are already Ullus.
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