International Yoga Day: India prepares for the big day

Published: Jun 20, 2019, 12:31 IST | mid-day online desk

Ahead of the International Yoga Day, India gears up to participate by hosting events in various locations across the country

International Yoga Day: India prepares for the big day
Pic courtesy/Twitter/ANI

As a runup to celebrate the International Day of Yoga, Border Security Force (BSF) personnel performed yoga at the BSF camp, Chawala on Tuesday. These exercises, which are being performed by the army personnel, seems to be the norm over a few BSF camps in the nation. Three days ago the Odisha BSF troopers performed yoga and just yesterday Assam BSF too joined the list. These exercises come in the run-up to the fifth ever international yoga day on June 21. India and other countries will celebrate international yoga day in a span of two days.

Border Security Force (BSF) personnel performed yoga at the BSF camp in Jammu Kahmir to celebrate International Day of Yoga.The concept of yoga day was formally proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India during his first-year tenure.

In Gujarat, over 1.50 crore people will participate in the International Yoga Day events to be held at 50,000 different locations on June 21, state Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said on Wednesday. The state-level Yoga Day programme will be held in Ahmedabad in the presence of Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Governor O P Kohli.  World's shortest woman, Jyoti Amge, practices Yoga, ahead of International Yoga Day.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted a yoga video that demonstrates 'shalabhasana' also known as 'the locust posture' ahead of the International Yoga Day on June 21. The 3D video shows Narendra Modi's animated version donning a blue T-shirt and black track pants performing the posture while a voice-over outlines the benefits of the asana.

The voiceover said that Shalabhasana reduces thigh fat, shapes lower body muscles and is good for digestion. It is also helpful in losing weight and for sciatica, pain in the lower back and relieving mental stress. Pregnant women, patients of peptic ulcer, hernia, hypertension and heart diseases are advised not to perform the asana, it said. Modi founded the ministry of AYUSH which deals with natural methods of treatment including Yoga, Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha.

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