India celebrates Int'l Yoga Day

International Yoga Day: India takes a deep breath with Modi on the mat

Strike a pose for International Yoga Day

Here's all you need to know about what International Yoga Day is, when it is, what the theme for 2018 will be, how to watch its events, how to celebrate it and some notable events taking place in India and throughout the world. Messages regarding importance of yoga for mental and physical health were given to people.

People gathered at a sprawling forest research institute - snakes and monkeys were removed in advance - before dawn for the communal session involving the yoga-mad premier, an AFP reporter at the scene said. We are pleased to partner with Infinite Health Studios who specialize in formulating yoga training modules for corporates.

"The surge of interest in Yoga fills me with hope".

International Yoga Day will soon be held throughout the world. She is a Saudi lady practicing yoga for many years now. This was a great experience, and lots of Saudis and onlookers joined in, and some were curious and asked us what we were doing. and we explained that this is yoga and lot of them joined us. And we are very happy to see that it has got universal acceptance, and as I said, yoga has always been a unifying force and we have seen the development of yoga in the last four years and the kind of positive movement is certainly incredible.

The prime minister also took to social media to share the intricacies of various yoga asanas.

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This is the notion underpinning the discipline, according to French historian Bernard Sergent, which is to join the intellect of the one practising with the "universal soul".

On June 21, he will lead a massive mass yoga event in Dehradun. As awareness about the need for a healthy lifestyle increases, youngsters as well as senior citizens are keen on following yoga.

Yoga first appeared in ancient texts such as the sacred Hindu epic the Bhagavad Gita, written between the fifth and second centuries BC.

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. SSP of the district, Sdanand Date here said, " Yoga helps strength mind and intellect.

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