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People of different nationalities join mats on International Yoga Day

People of different nationalities join mats on International Yoga Day

The Prime Minister had arrived here on Wednesday night to participate in the main event on the fourth International Yoga Day.

He has also spearheaded an initiative to reclaim the discipline as an historic part of Indian culture since his Hindu nationalist government came to power in 2014.

Times of Oman's TFM is the official media partner for the event that will be held at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Muscat at 7.15 pm today.

Claiming that the world has embraced yoga and glimpses of this can be seen in the manner in which the International Day of Yoga is marked every year, Modi said, "In fact, Yoga Day has become one of the biggest mass movements in the quest for good health and well-being".

India's Ambassador to the UAE, Navdeep Singh Suri, told Al Arabiya English that the efforts to promote yoga are definitely a long-term endeavor.

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Since coming to power in 2014, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken yoga as an emblem of India's flourishing in the world, pushing for the United Nations resolution that has since 2015 consecrated June 21 as International Yoga Day.

However in its present-day use, yoga is often no more than a form of exercise, Michael says. ITBP is a specially trained unit that guards India's eastern border, most of which is fall under Himalayan mountain range.

Oyinye Ugwueke, a Yoga Instructor and CEO of Olifestyleholistic, is one of the few certified Yoga Instructors in Nigeria.

Asides from the physical benefits, one of the best benefits of yoga is how it helps a person manage stress, a condition known to have devastating effects on the body and mind.

To make the event more relatable to the audiences in the UAE, Saba Khan, founder of House of Nature, a holistic alternative medicine and natural therapy in Abu Dhabi, has created a special Arabic Fusion Yoga.

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#08:30 AM: In pictures: International Yoga Day 2018: From China to America and Australia to Dubai, the world took to yoga mats to perform asanas on the occasion of International Yoga Day 2018. He said: "Yoga is handsome because it is ancient yet modern, it is constant yet evolving".

"Yoga should be a 365-day affair and should be practiced for a healthy living", stated Sudhansu Adhikari, Odisha chief of the Patanjali Yoga Samiti.

The resolution achieved much support and was quickly passed, with June 21, 2015 slated as the inaugural International Yoga Day. "Arabic Fusion Yoga is now a popular addition", she said.

#07:05 AM: Yoga India's gift to the world, says Modi: "Yoga is India's gift to the world".

Troops guarding the world's highest battleground on the Siachen glacier, in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, did yoga routines at an altitude of around 18,000 feet (5,486 m).

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