Yoga provides a holistic approach to well-being by simultaneously balancing the mind, body and soul. This 5,000-year-old gift of Yogic knowledge that our country holds was first acknowledged by the United Nations in 2015 in the form of International Yoga Day. Since then, not just Indians, but the entire world annually honours and celebrates this age-old practice on June 21 to highlight its importance in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
This year too, residents from all over India are showing their skills, love and gratitude for Yoga. From temples to riverfronts and inside trains to atop scooters, people were seen performing Yoga right from the early hours of Tuesday. Here are a few glimpses:
Like every year, PM Narendra Modi participated in the outdoor Yoga session (in Mysuru) this year as well, thereby highlighting the importance of the tradition.
Political leaders across the country were also seen performing Yoga on Tuesday morning to encourage the residents of their states.
Even the Indian army celebrated the day at 13,000 ft at the Amarnath Holy cave in Jammu and Kashmir. Around 450 soldiers performed several asanas, pranayam and Surya namaskar.
Yoga is all about balance and control of the mind. But a group of students from Ahmedabad went a step further and exhibited their asanas on top of scooters!
The bustling city of Mumbai doesn’t have time to stand and stare, especially on a weekday! And yet, even while commuting to the office, Mumbaikars were seen performing Yoga inside Mumbai locals. So what’s your excuse?
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