Chennai, June 22: Sunday, June 21, was observed as the first International Day of Yoga worldwide. In India, it was a huge event as millions took part in the mass yoga session all across the country and made it to the world record, with immense international recognition of the ancient Indian exercise.
Rajpath in Delhi had turned into 'Yogpath' as thousands of people gathered to perform yoga asanas, that was led by the Prime MInister Narendra Modi. Many politicians actively participated in mass yoga sessions in their states.
However, there were many who were the beginners, as they had never practiced yoga before. In Tamil Nadu, Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) chief Vijayakanth became a laughing stock, with his hilarious attempt at performing yoga.
On Sunday, Captain Vijayakanth led almost 100 party workers at his party headquarters in Chennai. On the stage, Vijayakanth tries to learn yoga from a young volunteer, but finds it a tough nut to crack and literally struggles.
The confused DMDK chief, dressed in an all white attire, then started looking here and there, only to be helped by a fellow volunteer, who guided him on how to sit straight!. Then, he attempts to perform anulom vilom pranayam (breathing from nostrils), but he is confused which finger to use.
While talking to TNIE, 62-year-old Vijayakanth, the Tamil actor, was quoted saying as, "Everyone must do yoga because it is a way to keep healthy and attain peace. I have done 108 padmasanams regularly earlier in life and this is one of the reasons for my fitness. Yoga is Peace."
Watch the entire 7-minute hilarious video here: