Health Care

India celebrates Int'l Yoga Day

India celebrates Int'l Yoga Day”

Ahead of the fourth Yoga Day celebrations on June 21, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said it makes people better individuals in thought, action, knowledge and devotion.

Modi inaugurated the "YO1 Nature Cure Center" in the Catskills area of NY through a video link on the occasion of 4th International Day of Yoga.

Addressing a large gathering with the British-era Friday building as the backdrop, Mr. Modi said yoga has shown the world the way from "illness to wellness" and enriched lives across the globe.

He also urged Indians to take pride in their heritage.

It is born of an "awareness of the unsatisfactory character of the human condition", says India specialist Tara Michael, author of the book "Yoga" published in France in 1980.

Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Suresh Prabhu, Uma Bharti, Ram Vilas Paswan, Ravi Shankar Prasad participated at different Yoga events at different states.

Free from illness, a path to wellness - that is the path of yoga, he said.

The prime minister described Uttarakhand as a sacred land and said it had been the centre of yoga for ages.

Modern Western references such as the Oxford English Dictionary define yoga as a "spiritual and ascetic discipline" which includes "breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures".

At least 5,000 events big and small took place across India, but the largest was expected to be in Mysore in the south with more than 60,000 taking part, according to organisers.

UNESCO added yoga to its list of intangible cultural heritage in 2016 in recognition of its influence on Indian society, "from health and medicine to education and the arts".

"Yoga has become one of the most powerful unifying forces in the world". Yoga fosters oneness through oneness, it brings oneness in mind, body and soul.

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

He said, in a world of excess, yoga promises restraint and balance. Modi said India should be proud to be the "guardians of the great practice".



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


22 Июня 2018
This Is the World's Best Restaurant for 2018
The 2018 list of 50 best restaurants included eateries in 22 countries - but over half were in Europe. The World's 50 Best Restaurants list is not known for its gender parity .

22 Июня 2018
The Steam Summer Sale should kick off later today
PC gamers can expect hundreds of significant discounts on popular games and downloadable content throughout the weekend. Playing the Summer Saliens game will also help unlock free games available for all users.

22 Июня 2018
SBS to keep games as Optus woes deepen
Optus CEO Allen Lew said the telco would use the two days of SBS simulcasting to come up with a "robust solution". The telco had said the 48 hour handover to SBS would allow them to undertake robust testing of a fix.

22 Июня 2018
Michael Porter Jr. 'feeling great' after evaluations
Porter Jr. returned to the team March 8th to take on the Georgia Bulldogs. "I just want the right situation for me". Needless to say, the freshman's pilot season was cut short due to a back injury. "So that's all that was".

22 Июня 2018
House passes farm bill including work requirements for food stamp recipients
But 20 Republicans also voted no, giving GOP leaders a brief scare in what was their second attempt to pass a farm bill . The compromise bill grants protections to 1.8 million people, with a chance to obtain a green card upon the sixth year.

22 Июня 2018
XXXTentacion’s Murder: Police arrests 22-year Old Suspect
Homicide detectives arrested Pompano Beach resident Dedrick Devonshay Williams , 22, shortly before 7 pm on Wednesday evening. His pending charges were false imprisonment, aggravated battery of a pregnant woman and domestic battery by strangulation .

22 Июня 2018
Melania Trump Wears Tone-Deaf 'I Really Don't Care' Jacket During Border Trip
Her husband, President Barack Obama, was the talk of a 24-hour news cycle when he donned a tan suit in 2014 for a media briefing. The trip was meant to lend support to some of the more than 2,300 children who remain separated from their parents, Grisham said.

22 Июня 2018
CDC: Smoking Rates Hit Record Lows
There was no new information for adult use of e-cigarettes and vaping products, but 2016 figures put that at 3 percent of adults. Decreasing smoking rates in the country has been lauded as one of the most successful public health campaigns.

22 Июня 2018
First Lady Melania Trump makes trip to visit border detention facilities
Kids applauded her when she left another one, and she left behind a signed American flag when she left the shelter. In one classroom, children were being taught about the July Fourth Independence Day holiday.

22 Июня 2018
Melania Trump wears ‘I really don’t care’ jacket to visit DETAINED children
Six of them were separated from their parents upon crossing the border, authorities told reporters. The last-minute trip to Texas marks the first public action by Mrs.