Yoga A "Passport" To Fitness, Wellness, Says PM Modi

23 June, 2018, 03:57 | Author: Lillian Steele
  • International Yoga Day: India takes a deep breath with Modi on the mat

"Apart from giving impetus to physical fitness, the event was aimed at further cementing the bonds of friendship and mutual trust between both the nations following the motto of the Fourth International Yoga Day 'Yoga for Peace and Harmony", Colonel Joshi said.

The emphasis on these postures and their sequences, such as the famous Sun Salutations, is a recent development, says India specialist Sita Reddy in "Yoga, The Art of Transformation" (2013). We are pleased to partner with Infinite Health Studios who specialize in formulating yoga training modules for corporates. In India, yoga practice is estimated to be a $1 billion market in less than five years.

Modi inaugurated the "YO1 Nature Cure Center" in the Catskills area of NY through a video link on the occasion of 4th International Day of Yoga. The event attracted the interest of several Saudis and some of them also participated with lots of enthusiasm. "I hope that Yoga can become binding force for the world", he said.

Sheikh said the Indian Consulate has been in the forefront in promoting yoga in Kingdom for the last three years. Over 500 yoga lovers turned up to take part in over hour-long special yoga workout at the old Indian Embassy premises.

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Personnel belonging to the Indo-Tibetan Border Police performed yoga at the height of 18,000 feet, while over a thousand navy personnnel are performing asanas on the INS Virat against the view of the Arabian Sea on the occasion of International Yoga Day. Yoga fosters oneness through oneness, it brings oneness in mind, body and soul.

Modi stated: 'Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. "In fact, Yoga Day has become one of the biggest mass movements in the quest for good health and well-being", Modi said while addressing a large gathering. The Embassy has been celebrating the International Day of Yoga since 2015 by organising mega Yoga Sessions in Muscat. "Doing your day-to-day activities with diligence and complete awareness is a form of Yoga as well", a statement quoting Modi said.

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



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