"It has become an occasion of initiation for millions inspired by the spirit of yoga, they commit themselves to its pursuit", he said.
As the world joined India in celebrating the fourth edition of International Day of Yoga on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the ancient Indian discipline has emerged as the most powerful unifying force in a strife-torn world.
The first International Yoga Day was observed all over the world on June 21, 2015. "I hope that Yoga can become binding force for the world", he said. It was said that top industry leaders followed the sessions with great enthusiasm. However, the main celebrations took place at the Zaabeel Park as hundreds of yoga enthusiasts gathered at the main grounds at 7pm. Most believe that yoga is not an exercise but a thought. Modi said that the way to lead a calm, creative and content life was yoga. I tell my students to not fear yoga or expect a lot from it. The thousands of years old yoga described in the Indian Vedas is making people's health healthy in the world today. Making June 21 a remarkable day is a big achievement for the country.
Improves Quality of Life: The adjunct therapy to improve quality of life for many individuals today is Yoga. The event that saw the participation of 200 people including Acting Nepali Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri, was co-organized by the Patanjali Yog Peeth and the Indian Mission to Nepal. Humans live in a time where they are stressed like never before.
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The emphasis on these postures and their sequences, such as the famous Sun Salutations, is a recent development, says India specialist Sita Reddy in "Yoga, The Art of Transformation" (2013).
The harmony yoga brings is not just mental but social and spiritual. Kerstin, a yoga teacher herself, has been practising yoga for 18 years. 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. She said: "I started yoga when I experienced some asthma".
First-time yoga practitioners were also present at the venue.
From teaching, to apparel and mats, Indian entrepreneurs are rediscovering the power of yoga in manifold ways. Twenty minutes of Hatha yoga has been seen to yield more benefits to the brain function than 20 minutes of aerobic exercise (jogging)!
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"It would be no exaggeration to say that yoga has been appreciated a lot by the western world".
"Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition". From beaches to parks and from roads to boardrooms, yoga is enjoying a spike in popularity like never before.
Yoga sessions were organised by the Tiruchi Railway Division at the Zonal Railway Training Institute and at Diesel Shed, Golden Rock, Diesel Traction Training Centre, Golden Rock, Railway Hospital, Golden Rock, Villupuram and Thanjavur railway stations.
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