Monday, 19 November, 2018

June 21 - International Yoga Day | Here’s How PM Modi Begins Celebrations

International Yoga Day: India takes a deep breath with Modi on the mat Strike a pose for International Yoga Day
Ben Pena | 23 June, 2018, 03:53

Bhubaneswar: People from across Odisha rolled out their yoga mats, twisted and turned as they basked in the goodness of International Yoga Day celebrations.Even before daybreak, people from all walks of life irrespective of age were seen thronging to yoga camps and practice asanas to join the swelling number of enthusiasts worldwide.

Members of the Modi administration followed the Prime Minister's lead and either attended or hosted yoga events around the country.

The Indian Consulate General here said YO1 is a "large Indian investment" in NY and will contribute to wellness of New Yorkers. "I hope that Yoga can become binding force for the world", he said.

#07:40 AM: Yoga is an art of living, says UNESCO: "Yoga is an art of living, a way of being, it is about finding one's true Self & connecting with it". And if you haven't tried your bit of yoga yet, don't wait, give it a shot and thank us later. "The gems of India's unique heritage, such as yoga, will be respected by the world at large only when we ourselves respect our culture and traditions, and take part in our legacy and heritage", the PM said.

Echoing a similar theme, Sri Lanka Consul General Abdul Wahid Abdul Salam said, "I have learned yoga five years back in Bangalore in India by staying in an ashram".

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History was scripted on Thursday when soldiers of People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China joined Indian Army troops in performing Yoga at Daulat Beg Oldie along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh. Noor Rahman Sheikh addressed the gathering in which he highlighted the Indian origin of Yoga, its benefits and appealed the participants to continue their enthusiasm towards Yoga and develop it in their daily exercise.

This date has been selected by PM Modi as in the northern hemisphere and it also marks the day on which Lord Shiva began to impart Yoga for his followers and thus became their first Guru.

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

He said yoga exercises have helped him overcome breathing problem without any medication.

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