One of Vishwaguru Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Sri Swami Maheshwaranandaji's last stops on the 2018 World Peace Tour was in Alexandria, Virginia, USA – close to the nation's capital of Washington DC – from 23-26 February 2018. The visit included a meeting with City Mayor of Alexandria, Ms Allison Silberberg.
The theme of this year's 3-day program was 'Yoga for Wellness and Stress Management'.
Vishwaguruji conducted inspirational satsangs each evening at the Alexandria Ashram, encouraging everyone from beginning students to long-time bhaktas to practice daily, in order to counter stress, improve health, and enrich lives through the benefits of yoga.
He led pranayama practice, including instruction in the brahmari pranayama (humming bee) technique, and engaged participants in learning the proper form for chanting OM (A-U-M) by engaging the chakras.
The highlight of the Sunday morning program was a visit by the mayor of Alexandria, Ms Allison Silberberg, who in 2016 partnered with the ashram to plant a World Peace Tree in a city park. During the mayor’s visit, Vishwaguruji conducted a blissful yoga nidra – leaving everyone, including the mayor, feeling refreshed.