Strike a pose for International Yoga Day

India gears up to celebrate 4th International Yoga Day

India gears up to celebrate 4th International Yoga Day

While many powers in the world divide us, yoga unites us. He said that Yoga is healing people instead of increasing their sufferings.

Addressing a large gathering on the occasion of International Yoga Day, Modi said that yoga has shown the world the way from "illness to wellness" and enriching lives across the globe.

"Yoga fosters amity in societies, which can form the basis of national unity", the Prime Minister said. "Yoga is attractive because it is ancient yet modern, and it is constantly evolving", he added. "It exudes extraordinary energy", he said.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who participated in a yoga event in Lucknow, emphasised on Modi's role in popularising yoga around the world. The participants at Dehradun event include Baba Ramdev's Haridwar-based Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar-based Shanti Kunj, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living, participants from the "spiritual organisation" Brahma Kumaris, and yoga practitioners from Swami Chidanand Saraswati's Rishikesh-based Parmarth Niketan. Modi reached the campus of Forest Research Institute (FRI) in Uttarakhand's capital Dehradun at around 6:30am.

Bhubaneswar: People from across Odisha rolled out their yoga mats, twisted and turned as they basked in the goodness of International Yoga Day celebrations.Even before daybreak, people from all walks of life irrespective of age were seen thronging to yoga camps and practice asanas to join the swelling number of enthusiasts worldwide. Yoga's popularity and acceptability is spreading around the world cutting across the continents and religious lines.

He said the proposal for a International Day for Yoga at the UN was accepted in record time with a majority of nations supporting it. "Yoga is an example of our Prime Minister's cultural diplomacy", he added. In short, if you are planning to attend an event on the International Yoga Day 2018, Yogalocator is your go-to app to plan your schedule. If it is included in the school curriculum it is possible to create a healthy nation.

Submarine staff from India's Eastern Naval Command were pictured doing yoga poses, as were soldiers in Secunderabad.

"As the Sun is for all, the Moon is for all, rivers are for all, in the same way yoga is for all", he said. Yoga is an ancient Indian tradition, but it doesn't belong to India alone. "I invite you to explore and celebrate yoga wherever you are".