Into the Guinness Book of Records with yoga on the Jungfraujoch

On Sunday, 25 June 2017, twenty yoga mats will be laid out on the Aletsch Glacier. The goal is to get into the Guinness Book of Records with at least 250 participants at 3,454 metres above sea level. Indian state television will be there to broadcast the record attempt.

The "group yoga" on the Jungfraujoch will take place on Sunday, 25 June 2017 at 11 AM. Twelve yoga positions will be performed on the mats during the 10 minute event. The record attempt for the highest yoga session at 3,454 metres above sea level will be opened by leading figures from the Indian economy and politics. The aim is to inspire as many Jungfraujoch visitors as possible for the sun salutation on the Aletsch glacier. Participation is possible for all those interested between 11 AM and 4 PM without prior registration. There is a yoga souvenir as a gift. The event at Top of Europe was initiated by the Indo-Swiss Center to mark International Yoga Day, which is celebrated on 21 June. Traditionally, yoga programmes take place worldwide throughout the week.

Sun salutation in front of an audience of millions

The importance of yoga in India is unwavering. A team from the national TV channel "Doordarshan" is travelling especially to broadcast the record attempt on the Jungfraujoch to India. The channel reaches an audience of 600 million nationwide and will ensure high publicity in India.

In order to make it into the Guinness Book of Records, at least 250 people must participate in the yoga session. The attempt will be monitored by two independent supervisors, who will document the number of participants. The final decision on entry into the Guinness Book of Records is expected by the beginning of July 2017. 

The Indo-Swiss Center is a non-profit organisation based in the canton of Zurich, which aims to promote the partnership between India and Switzerland on an economic, cultural and tourist level.