Watch Daily News and Analysis with Sudhir Chaudhary, June 21, 2018

Watch Daily News and Analysis with Sudhir Chaudhary, June 21, 2018

While speaking at the Nimit Yoga Day in BKC, CM Fadnvais thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for recognising Yoga at an worldwide platform and said, "Yoga is good for health." .

On Wednesday, while greeting yoga enthusiasts across the world, the Prime Minister had said that this exercise is one of the most precious gifts given by the ancient Indian sages to humankind.

The idea of International Day of Yoga was first proposed by Prime Minister Modi during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 27 September 2014. The Chief Minister, along with Power Minister R K Singh, took part at the state celebration in Raipur. Practicing yoga regularly keeps oneself calm, mood swings and fatigue would be balanced and the quality of life will be significantly improved. Prime Minister performed Yogasan, Pranayama and Dhyan with about 50,000 yoga enthusiasts and volunteers at the Forest Research Institute campus.

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.

'Yoga is attractive because it is ancient yet modern, it is constant yet evolving. According to Indian recognition, Yogi Shiva started teaching yoga science on this day to mankind.

The 4th International Yoga Day was celebrated at the Rashtrapati Bhavan with a yoga demonstration. "Instead of dividing, Yoga unites".

On this event, the hotel planned activities such as showcasing different postures of yoga asanas and pranayama to encourage people to take up the discipline that ultimately leads to harmony and peace both within and outside oneself.

Wearing a white t-shirt and a pair of white pants, Mr Modi performed breathing exercises and asanas along with thousands of other yoga enthusiasts who performed the same on saffron yoga mats. Silva said she attends the Yoga Day every year.

June 21 is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and thus has special significance in many parts of the world.

Indian recognition is that yoga is not the name of the action of balancing the body and mind only. Echoing similar sentiments, Union Ayush Minister Shripad Naik said the fact that yoga helps in tackling various challenges of life is yet to be understood by the people.

Further, in Cape Town, a group of young people performed yoga on its historic Table Mountain.

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