Published: Fri, June 22, 2018
Medicine | By Tracy Klein

Virender Sehwag posts cheeky tweet on International Yoga Day

Virender Sehwag posts cheeky tweet on International Yoga Day

"Today the entire world is celebrating Yoga day".

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal and wrestler Sakshi Malik were among other members of Indian sports fraternity who also posted yoga day greetings on Twitter.

"The way to lead a calm, creative & content life is Yoga".

The psychiatrist further explained that yoga can be used as a form of therapy for drug addicts because it enhances natural opioids which is a subtle means of easing pain and enhancing euphoria.

International Yoga Day will soon be held throughout the world.

#07:10 AM: Yoga India's top ambassador: "Yoga is handsome because it is ancient yet modern, it is constant yet evolving". This International Day of Yoga let's unite with Yoga to build a healthier #NewIndia and a happier world!

For V Nandakumar, CCO of Lulu Group, the International Day of Yoga has become a global event with more than 150 countries taking part in it.

The resolution achieved much support and was quickly passed, with June 21, 2015 slated as the inaugural International Yoga Day. Previous year he participated at an event at the Ramabai Ambedkar Sabha Sthal in Lucknow.

"Considering how life is so fast-paced in Abu Dhabi, just like any other big city in the world, it is no wonder Yoga is being adopted by people of various backgrounds".

Two years ago, the influential Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee, which is a conglomerate of 15 major churches, had boycotted the celebration saying yoga is "dipped in Hinduism".

However in its present-day use, yoga is often no more than a form of exercise, Michael says.

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. "All of these benefits inspired me to become a yoga instructor with the hope to share these benefits with more people", says Rola.

Addressing the gathering at Friday, he said, "In today's fast changing time, Yoga binds together a person's body, brain and soul, hence making one experience a feeling of peace".

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".

From the Himalayan region of Ladakh to the deck of an aircraft carrier, tens of thousands joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday to celebrate the fourth International Day of Yoga, with a few wearing masks to highlight poor air quality.

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