The theme of International Yoga Day 2018: Yoga for peace

Ebony Scott
June 23, 2018

The 67-year-old leader, who lobbied for global recognition of Yoga Day in 2014, landed in Dehradun, Uttarakhand late Wednesday, but was up early to take his position on a bright orange yoga mat. Messages regarding importance of yoga for mental and physical health were given to people.

"Yoga is not just a set of exercises that keeps the body fit". Modi's critics say the hype around yoga is nothing but a smokescreen to deflect attention from critical issues like the rise in tension in J&K and governance lapses. We are pleased to partner with Infinite Health Studios who specialize in formulating yoga training modules for corporates.

He added, "For example yesterday (Wednesday), we went to the Corniche and in front of the Ritz Carlton area we held a "yoga vistar", did some yoga postures in the Red Sea beach area with the iconic 300 meters King Fahd Fountain in the backdrop".

People of all ages can be found practicing yoga in parks all over the country. The event attracted the interest of several Saudis and some of them also participated with lots of enthusiasm.

Greeting yoga enthusiasts across the world on the occasion, the prime minister said that this exercise is one of the most precious gifts given by the ancient Indian sages to humankind. As awareness about the need for a healthy lifestyle increases, youngsters as well as senior citizens are keen on following yoga.

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The day is celebrated in 25 to 30 cities in different parts of China with larger turnouts, he said. Yoga fosters oneness through oneness, it brings oneness in mind, body and soul.

Indian Social Club, Oman, and its 27 linguistic wings, Indian Schools in Muscat and 16 yoga organisations, including the Art of Living, extended their full support in motivating people from all walks of life and communities to join the Yoga Session. "On 21 June, join Yoga Day celebrations".

#07:10 AM: Yoga India's top ambassador: "Yoga is lovely because it is ancient yet modern, it is constant yet evolving".

Yoga has boomed in recent decades, with millions practising it regularly, although in the West it is often more of a gymnastic than a spiritual activity.

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