From Baba Ramdev to ministers, International Yoga Day celebrated with great enthusiasm

From Baba Ramdev to ministers, International Yoga Day celebrated with great enthusiasm

HM Rajnath Singh perform yoga in Lucknow at a function organised to mark International Yoga Day 2018 at Raj Bhawan in Lucknow. "Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul to create the symphony of life", Iyengar had said.

He asked people to embrace yoga not just for a healthy, but happy and peaceful life.

According to Ambassador Suri, Yoga is already popular in the UAE and we see more and more people recognizing its contribution to mental and physical well-being. We can not accept yoga because we thought it is a part of Hinduism. "As one of the key stakeholders in the socio-economic fabric of UAE, the leading organizations like Lulu Group, NMC Group, IBPG, etc have come together to sponsor this event, which now attracts nearly all the diverse nationalities residing in UAE", he said. Last year, after inaugurating the programme at the Assam Rifles ground, the then Governor Lt Gen (retired) Nirbhay Sharma said: "Some believe that yoga is a religious activity impinging on other faiths".

Stressing on India's role in promoting the practice, he added, "The gems of India's unique heritage such as yoga will be respected by the world at large only when we ourselves respect our culture and traditions, and take part in our legacy and heritage". "As for the Arab world, I think it needs some time till it is acknowledged and understood that it's for everyone", he said. Modi said India should be proud to be the "guardians of the great practice". "I invite you to explore and celebrate yoga wherever you are".

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

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Yet, it is largely unorganised and fragmented unlike in the U.S., where organised players like YogaWorks, CorePowerYoga, Bikram Yoga, have helped the industry get over $10 billion.

"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.

"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".

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

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose proposal for the global event won United Nations approval in 2014, led the way, performing his asanas with over 50,000 others in the northern city of Dehradun.

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