June 21 - International Yoga Day | Here’s How PM Modi Begins Celebrations

June 21 - International Yoga Day | Here’s How PM Modi Begins Celebrations

The largest yoga lesson was achieved by Government of Rajasthan, Patanjali Yogpeeth and District Administration at Kota (all India), at Kota, Rajasthan.

In India, more than 50,000 people joined Modi in performing yoga in the lawns of Dehradun's Forest Research Institute, in the Himalayan foothills of Uttarakhand.

He said the way to lead a calm, creative and content life was Yoga. Instead of furthering animosity, yoga assimilates.

Other events were scheduled in New Delhi with 10,000 enthusiasts registered, but the biggest was expected to be in Mysore in the south with 80,000 signing up, according to organisers. Several hundred braved unhealthy pollution levels and hot and humid weather to lay out their mats in the Lodi Gardens park.

In Mumbai for the Yoga Day celebrations, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu said that he want it to become a people's movement because it is not political or religious. Many Union ministers will join similar events across the country on Thursday.

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

The artwork featured Modi, US President Donald Trump, Chinese leader Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un all in the lotus position.

Other, much smaller gatherings were scheduled around the world, including in Kilkenny in Ireland, Bahrain, Brisbane in Australia and in Milan.

Modi is keen on portraying his physical prowess, last week posting on Twitter his morning yoga routine involving plodding around a tree and flexing over a boulder.

Yoga has boomed in recent decades, with millions practising it regularly, although in the West it is often more of a gymnastic than a spiritual activity.

Applications for the same are being invited from the Yoga professionals from every nook and corner of the world in order to provide them with the finest experience of Yoga from the state of Yoga's birthplace who will also be a part of the Yoga drill which will be conducted on IDY 2018.

"At least people are doing it. It shouldn't be just for one day, it should be a part of our daily lives", he told reporters.

"Many of our valued patients are from the UAE and the GCC and this event is a ideal opportunity to introduce yoga to the local community in a way that is educational and fun at the same time", says Saba.

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