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Yoga Day 2018 celebrated all over the world

23 June 2018, 03:54 | Melissa Porter

Yogalocator is pretty straightforward and fairly simple to use. Upfront the app shows a map with Yoga event within 1 km of the user’s location

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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.

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

"Delighted that Yoga has become so popular in China". Modi's critics say the hype around yoga is nothing but a smokescreen to deflect attention from critical issues like the rise in tension in J&K and governance lapses. "Yoga has become one of the biggest mass movements in the quest for good health and wellbeing", the prime minister said. "Instead of increasing suffering, Yoga heals", the 67-year-old said. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. "The gems of India's unique heritage, such as yoga, will be respected by the world at large only when we ourselves respect our culture and traditions, and take part in our legacy and heritage", the PM said.

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. Modi called yoga as the most powerful unifying force in a strife-torn world. Noor Rahman Sheikh addressed the gathering in which he highlighted the Indian origin of Yoga, its benefits and appealed the participants to continue their enthusiasm towards Yoga and develop it in their daily exercise.

Also, this tour will be beginning from June 21, 2018, in order to mark the International Yoga Day (IDY) 2018.

Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a special sand sculpture with the message "Yoga for Peace and Harmony" on a beach in the eastern city of Puri.

For the International Yoga Day (IDY) 2018, the AYUSH Ministry is all set to organise a tour for the overseas Yoga professionals to the "Yoga's birthplace" that is the southern state of Kerala.

Yoga first appeared in ancient texts such as the sacred Hindu epic the Bhagavad Gita, written between the fifth and second centuries BC.

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.

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