Indian ambassador practices Yoga to spread awareness on International Day of Yoga

Modesto Morganelli
Giugno 22, 2018

He also urged Indians to take pride in their heritage. Yoga is an ancient Indian tradition, but it doesn't belong to India alone.

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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.

The practice emerged as a way of transcending this suffering. "It has become a powerful unifying force", he said.

Submarine staff from India's Eastern Naval Command were pictured doing yoga poses, as were soldiers in Secunderabad.

This philosopher-monk stressed yoga's rational and scientific qualities in a bid to make the discipline compatible with the West.

Graphic on some of the foundational poses in yoga.

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He also said that yoga is not just a set of exercises that keeps the body fit, it is a "passport" to health assurance and a key to fitness and wellness.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office has reportedly refused to give appointment to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, said reports.

"From Tokyo to Toronto, from Stockholm to Sao Paulo, Yoga has become a positive influence in the lives of millions", Modi told participants on the lush green lawns. "Today the entire world is celebrating Yoga day". The programme was properly arranged to spread awareness of yoga in all aspects, both for the beginners as well as the practitioners.

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".

He said yoga offers a solution to ailments and practising it helps combat stress and find peace.

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