New Delhi, Jun 7: The fascinating journey of Yoga and its emergence into modern society and popular culture is set to be telecast in five languages this June 21.
The inspirational voyage into a widely popular discipline that embraces a holistic approach to a healthy mind, body and spirit is set to air on June 21 on Discovery Channel.
The hour-long-special programme titled 'The story of Yoga' aims to celebrate the first International Day of Yoga and takes viewers through a journey to rediscover the age old practice.
The show would be telecast in five languages including Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu and Bangla and explores the evolution, mysticism, spiritualism and cultural ethos of yoga.
'The Story of Yoga' is one of the most comprehensive narratives that provide an in-depth view on the evolution of yoga from an ancient practice to a lifestyle choice that's making tremendous impact on people lives around the world," says Rahul Johri, EVP and GM South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific.
The programme offers viewers an elaborate view into prominent yoga schools, the lives of new age gurus and trends. It traces unique forms of yoga, explores the traditional approach to yoga, understands Aurobindo's philosophy among other things across yoga schools such as Iyengar School at Pune, Bihar School of Yoga at Munger, Internal Yoga at Pondicherry, Sivananda Ashram in Rishikesh and many more.
'The Story of Yoga' visits yogpeeths and modern retreats to offer a never-seen-before look into yoga's techniques, applications and philosophy. Travelling from the foothills of the Himalayas, traversing through the length and breadth of India, the programme gets viewers to rendezvous with avid practitioners of yoga.
Through the show, viewers meet the Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, modern yoga exponent Bharat Thakur and Bollywood stars and yoga practitioners like Anil Kapoor and Shilpa Shetty and yoga guru Baba Ramdev to understand the spiritual and healing powers of yoga.
Navigating through the world, from India to California and Brazil to get a world perspective from new age spiritualist Deepak Chopra and celebrity yogini Deepika Mehta, the programme demystifies yoga's worldwide appeal.