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India uses yoga diplomacy to assert rising global influence

India uses yoga diplomacy to assert rising global influence

Among the more unusual forms that have sprung up are "hoga" (yoga on a horse), "noga" (nude yoga), "doga" (yoga with a dog) and Harry Potter yoga complete with a "Downward Dumbledore". On June 21, 2015, almost 35,985 people, including PM Modi and dignitaries from 84 nations, performed 21 asanas (yoga postures) for 35 minutes in New Delhi the capital of India.

There are many different breathing techniques which you may be prompted to try in a yoga class, and they each have different purposes.

The fifth International Day of Yoga was celebrated with enthusiasm and zeal in India and many parts of the world.

The message of yoga is one of inner peace and harmony with the external world, through physical, mental and spiritual well-being and the International Yoga Day celebrations reinforce this very message.

Thereafter, the United Nations proclaimed June 21 as the International Day of Yoga.

Navy personnel also performed Yoga onboard submarine INS Sindhudhvaj to mark the occasion.

Sources said deployment of 300 MPs in Delhi for yoga day events clearly shows the BJP's intent to wrest the state from AAP. Heart-related ailments have increased manifold in the country, for which awareness on heart care, prevention through yoga and proper treatment are necessary, the Prime Minister said.

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Modi this year took to business networking website LinkedIn to extol yoga as a "panacea" for stress and even hate.

"By celebrating the International Day of Yoga together, we celebrate our common humanity".

He also urged everyone to practice yoga.

History of International Yoga Day: The idea of International Day of Yoga was first proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech at the UN General Assembly (UNGA), on September 27, 2014. "I love India and its culture, and yoga is a wonderful contribution of India to the world", she told PTI. The essence of yoga has been stable and remained the same: healthy body, stable mind, spirit of oneness.

International Yoga Day 2019: This year, Jharkhand's capital Ranchi will be hosting the main yoga day event.

Members of India's National Cadet Corps (NCC) took part in a mass yoga session at the Bison Polo Grounds in Hyderabad while roughly 70,000 people took over the race course in Mysore in the south.