With body, mind and soul in unison, over 800 performers gave a stunning performance of Yoga forming the shape of a sun using most difficult 'asans' (postures) at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony today. In a seven-and-a-half minute performance, 816 Yoga experts did a 'Suryanmaskar', a series of yoga postures done in salutation to the sun.
Dramatically changing the choreography, the performers began to spiral to depict 'kundalini' or the coiled energy, an instinctive force that lies at the base of the spine.
This coiled energy gave rise to the gigantic installation of a person in the 'Padma Asana' -- the lotus pose. From within this rose the seven chakras, the seven energy points of the human body thus creating the final picture.