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5000 people take part in Indian Embassy Yoga Day celebrations

23 June 2018, 03:57 | Randall Craig

International Yoga Day 2018 Have you ever faced any problems while practising Yoga

International Yoga Day 2018 Have you ever faced any problems while practising Yoga

Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined thousands of volunteers performing yoga asanas in Uttarakhand's Dehradun to mark the 4th International Yoga Day on Thursday.

For the fourth time in a row, the Prime Minister's Office has once again denied appointment to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Yoga enthusiasts including Diplomats of other countries, Saudi friends, Indian Community members, School children, Media persons etc. participated in the event.

In Hunan province of south China, yoga practitioners perform asanas in picturesque village of Loutian in Daoxian county.

From the LAC to icy heights of Actual Ground Position Line (AGPL) at the world's highest battlefield of Siachen to the mountains and plains, the security forces guarding borders and fighting terrorists performed yoga across Jammu and Kashmir. "Importance of Yoga in disease prevention, health promotion and management of many lifestyle related disorders was shared with all", he said. "Yoga has become one of the biggest mass movements in the quest for good health and wellbeing", the prime minister said. The Yoga trainer from the "Art of living" organisation, Ashish Chhabra, addressing the public at the police lines said, "Yoga is an age-old method for staying fit both physically and mentally".

When asked whether yoga will be a force to better relations, Sheikh said, "Today you saw Dr. Alaa Alsharif, a community medicine doctor, talking about yoga".

He said the set of exercises bring about oneness among the mind, body and intellect.

Echoing a similar theme, Sri Lanka Consul General Abdul Wahid Abdul Salam said, "I have learned yoga five years back in Bangalore in India by staying in an ashram".

Yoga first appeared in ancient texts such as the sacred Hindu epic the Bhagavad Gita, written between the fifth and second centuries BC. "Doing your day-to-day activities with diligence and complete awareness is a form of yoga as well", he said. From politicians to celebrities to sportsman all took part in the Yoga day celebrations held across the country.

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

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