Health for Humanity Yogathon(Surya Namaskar Yajna) events by Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh in Chicago
Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) organized its annual Health for Humanity Yogathon by conducting Surya Namaskar Yogathon, also known as SUN Salutations sessions, to promote all community members' spiritual, mental and physical well-being.
Jan. 15, 2022, marks the beginning of the 16th annual "Health for Humanity Yogathon.
On Jan. 22, Mary Bartelme Park, Chicago Park District, collaborated with HSS volunteers to virtually perform and understand Sun Salutation/Surya Namaskar's and its benefits. The event commenced by presenting the advantages and postures of Sun Salutation, followed by a demonstration of Surya Namskar. After the demonstration, the event members joined the volunteers for warm-ups and Sun Salutations. The session ended with Q&A.
Similarly, Indian American Medical Association (IAMA) Chicago group came together virtually with HSS on Jan. 23, to perform and understand the benefits of Surya Namaskar.
HSS Chicago downtown chapter received a proclamation commemorating Health for Humanity Yogathon 2022 from the Mayor of Chicago, Lori E. Lightfoot.
The Health for Humanity Yogathon was launched by HSS as an annual event in 2007 to create awareness about yoga and its advantages in achieving a healthy body, mind, and spirit.
The Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) yoga routine integrates simple postures of well-balanced movements in 10 steps with an easy breathing technique to provide immense health benefits for everyone, from beginners to yoga enthusiasts.
Since its inception, participants from 43 states actively took part via various Yoga Centers, community organizations, schools and colleges, regardless of individual faiths and beliefs, have participated and collectively performed over 4 million Sun Salutations.
Community leaders and many elected officials across the nation have appreciated this initiative and encouraged their residents to participate and gain the benefits of an overall healthy lifestyle.