Yoga Day 2018 celebrated all over the world

Yoga Day 2018 celebrated all over the world

Yoga Day 2018 celebrated all over the world

In China, which has close to 11,000 officially recognised yoga schools- underlining the wide following for yoga in the country- the annual worldwide yoga commemoration has taken on a life of its own: besides Indian embassy and consulate-backed activities, local governments and yoga schools have also seized on the event to hold their own yoga demonstrations. "In yoga, we have the ideal solution to the problems we face", the PM said.

Yoga became known in the West towards the end of the 19th century as it was undergoing a major revival in India under the Hindu teacher Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902). Instead of furthering animosity, yoga assimilates.

He said the proposal for the Yoga Day at the UN was accepted in record time with a majority of nations supporting it. "Yoga is lovely because it is ancient yet modern, it is constant yet evolving", he said.

"Considering how life is so fast-paced in Abu Dhabi, just like any other big city in the world, it is no wonder Yoga is being adopted by people of various backgrounds". More than 1000 Central Armed Police Force personnel participated in Yoga organized by CRPF at Raipur for CAPFs in conjunction with Naya Raipur Development Authority, tweeted CRPF's official handle.

Participants take part in a mass yoga event on the Champs de Mars in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris, June 17, 2018 in celebration of the upcoming International Yoga Day to be held on June 21. As awareness about the need for a healthy lifestyle increases, youngsters as well as senior citizens are keen on following yoga. "I invite you to explore and celebrate yoga wherever you are".

"We have developed a program that is a combination of simple yoga asanas and mudras with emphasis on breathing, supported by Arabic rhythmic movements - something for all age groups and fitness levels to experience and enjoy".

"As the Sun is for all, the Moon is for all, rivers are for all, in the same way yoga is for all", he said.

Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a special sand sculpture with the message "Yoga for Peace and Harmony" on a beach in the eastern city of Puri.

Stories of a large number of people taking to yoga has come from different Gulf countries and around the world.

From the Himalayan region of Ladakh to the deck of an aircraft carrier, tens of thousands joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday to celebrate the fourth International Day of Yoga, with a few wearing masks to highlight poor air quality.

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