YOGANIYOGA – JUNE 21st, 2019
(the following text is extracted from Swarajya Mag’s article Yoganiyoga: Yoga gets its own anthem) https://swarajyamag.com/culture/yoganiyoga-yoga-gets-its-own-anthem
The Centre for Soft Power (CSP), a collaboration between India Foundation and Indic Academy, is all set to launch Yoganiyoga, a unique project that pays tribute to Yoga through music, nadam and Sanskrit verses. Over 20 artistes, musicians and dancers have come together to create an audio-video tribute to Yoga Shastra. The video also features a dance performance in tribute to Yoga, choreographed by Bharatnatyam dancer, actress and yoga practitioner, Rukmini Vijayakumar.
The song will be released in multiple venues all over India and abroad on 21 June, International Yoga Day. Dr Nagendra, founder director, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana (S-Vyasa) will release it in the British Parliament on the same day.
The lyrics for the song, which potentially can be a musical anthem for Yoga have been composed by Bengaluru-based Shatavadhani R Ganesh, a practitioner of the art of avadhana, a polyglot, an author in Sanskrit and Kannada and an extempore poet in multiple languages. He has performed more than 1,000 avadhanas, in Kannada, Sanskrit, Telugu and Prakrit.