The theme of International Yoga Day 2018: Yoga for peace

22 June, 2018, 04:10 | Author: Darrell Lopez
  • Yoga has no religion hope it can become a binding force for world Narendra Modi

"Today the entire world is celebrating Yoga day".

The 67-year-old leader, who lobbied for global recognition of Yoga Day in 2014, landed in Dehradun, Uttarakhand late Wednesday, but was up early to take his position on a bright orange yoga mat.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday performed yoga with over 50,000 enthusiasts at the Forest Research Institute (FRI) campus here and said the ancient Indian discipline has emerged as a "powerful unifying" force in a strife-torn world.

"Life in the UAE is very fast-paced and yoga is especially valuable in helping us counter the stresses of everyday life, in restoring a sense of calm", he said. The enthusiasm of getting from "illness to wellness" is spreading from the busy streets of the South Korean capital, Seoul, to the foot of Eiffel Tower in Paris. Yoga is attractive because it is ancient yet modern, and it is constantly evolving, he said.

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal and wrestler Sakshi Malik were among other members of Indian sports fraternity who also posted yoga day greetings on Twitter.

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.

"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". In India, yoga practice is estimated to be a $1 billion market in less than five years.




Last year, the main function was held in Lucknow.

"After only 4-6 months of doing yoga once a week, I was pleased to discover that numerous physical symptoms and pain had greatly subsided or disappeared", says Rola.

"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.

"During this process of healing my body with yoga, I also found greater emotional balance, as well as peace of mind".

A series of yoga related events are also being organised across the world to mark the occasion.

Hey bro, fitness fads may come and go, but Yoga, it has stayed over 5000 years since it was conceived.

The Prime Minister's decision to celebrate International Yoga Day in Dehradun was warmly welcomed by the Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat, who said he hoped it would cement the state's status as a premier destination for yogis worldwide.

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