International Yoga Day: CM Fadnavis along with Vice President Indulge in Yoga

Simon Moss
June 23, 2018

On Wednesday, while greeting yoga enthusiasts across the world, the Prime Minister had said that this exercise is one of the most precious gifts given by the ancient Indian sages to humankind.

In his address at Forest Research Institute, the Prime Minister said, "People across the country are welcoming the sun today". The way to lead a calm, creative and content life is yoga. While Narendra Modi performed yoga in Dehradun, leaders and politicians across the country hosted similar events. Yoga basically revolves around elevating the life force or "Kundalini" at the base of the spine.

However in its present-day use, yoga is often no more than a form of exercise, Michael says.

He said the proposal for the Yoga Day at the UN was accepted in record time with a majority of nations supporting it.

"Speaking on the occasion of International Yoga Day, Dhananjay Kumar, General Manager of The Suryaa, New Delhi said, our objective is to highlight the importance of yogic asanas in ensuring all round well -being of an individual and to encourage more people to try Yoga and gain from its benefits". Yoga increases the flexibility of the body, makes it toned and supple, and also helps maintain a good body weight.

The word yoga originates from Yuja, a Sanskrit word which means, "to join or to unite", symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.

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Modi said yoga presented a ray of hope for future of the world.

German nationals Thomas Pohl and his wife Kerstin Pohl were also part of the event. "We want to interlink and connect people from various backgrounds through yoga so that our nation, whether it is India or Nepal, progresses further". Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed the idea of taking India's 5000-year-old Yoga tradition to every corner of the world.

Inmates at Pune's Yerawada Central Jail also performed Yoga on the occasion. The event that saw the participation of 200 people including Acting Nepali Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri, was co-organized by the Patanjali Yog Peeth and the Indian Mission to Nepal. The Culture Minister spoke at length about the positive aspects of Yoga for keeping body and mind totally stress-free.The Minister said, as a doctor he is practising Yoga for almost 30 years.

The Yoga Day will be celebrated in Hungary's 21 cities from June 22-24.

Modi portrays himself as a keen yoga practitioner, last week posting on Twitter his morning routine involving plodding around a tree and flexing over a boulder.

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