Thousands join India's Modi for world yoga celebration; some wear masks

Thousands join India's Modi for world yoga celebration; some wear masks

Reports of Yoga celebration came in from various states.

Sports associations, Yoga associations and Institutes, students from various schools, intellectually challenged children, students of colleges and universities in Dhaka and outside Dhaka, Bangladesh Scouts participated in the celebrations of IDY. Baijal said that it was a matter of pride and privilege that yoga was being practised in 200 countries by crores of people.

The event was organised by the Indian Consulate in Dubai.

As the 4th International Yoga Day celebrations began today, armed forces did their bit by organising yoga sessions across the country.

"In a world suffering from mental stress, yoga promises calm". Initially it was hard but now I am sleeping better, spending more time with my spouse and also other people like me in the park.

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It is born of an "awareness of the unsatisfactory character of the human condition", says India specialist Tara Michael, author of the book "Yoga" published in France in 1980.

For this unique effort, New York State Assembly honoured Dr Chandra on the eve of International Day of Yoga. "This is the third time, I'm really enjoying myself".

Speaking at the occasion, Sadhvi Devastha a disciple of Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev says, "We all performed yoga despite the rains, which testifies what we are doing is for the nation's prosperity. After a surgery a year ago, I now continue to do it for 10 to 15 minutes maximum". For the first time, they became so co-proponents on a proposal. "It is a logical solution to present-day miseries", said Bhawna Mori, another yoga teacher based in south Delhi. "I'm very excited and with yoga, I look forward to a healthier India and healthier world".

While short-listing the names for the venues of the main yoga event, the Union Government had chosen Mysuru and it was later shifted to Dehradun where Modi took part. Today yoga is mostly practised to attain weight loss, physical fitness and stamina.

Increases your blood flow: The relaxation exercises in yoga helps your blood circulation, especially in your hands and feet. I began my journey with hatha and kundalini yoga and moved on to Iyengar, which according to me, is best form as it is precise and flawless for the young and the old. The Culture Minister spoke at length about the positive aspects of Yoga for keeping body and mind totally stress-free.The Minister said, as a doctor he is practising Yoga for almost 30 years.

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