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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Lays Down The Benefits Of Yoga Ahead Of The International Yoga Day Celebrations

Focusing on Yoga for Humanity, as the theme for International Yoga Day, special programmes have been designed this year for specially-abled people, the transgender population, women and children.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Lays Down The Benefits Of Yoga Ahead of the International Yoga Day Celebrations
This year villages/Gram Panchayats will also see huge participation as the Common Service Centres (CSCs) are promoting the practice and training of Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) and it is expected millions of villagers will participate in the IDY 2022
Highlights
  • Besides asanas, breathing exercises in Yoga has many benefits: PM
  • Yoga for Humanity will be the theme for the International Day of Yoga 2022
  • PM Narendra Modi announced the theme in his recent 'Maan Ki Baat' address

New Delhi: Ahead of the International Day of Yoga celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (June 16) said that apart from Asanas, Yoga also consists of several breathing exercises which have many health benefits. The Prime Minister has also shared a video which includes details about yoga exercises via his Twitter handle today.

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In his tweet the Prime Minister said,

Apart from Asanas, Yoga also consists of several breathing exercises which have many health benefits. This video includes details about these exercises.

The 8th edition of International Day of Yoga (IDY) will be celebrated with the theme “Yoga for Humanity”. Ministry of AYUSH has chosen this theme for the 8th International Day of Yoga 2022 to be organised in India and across the globe on June 21, 2022. The main event of the IDY 2022 demonstration will be held at Mysuru, Karnataka. The theme of last year’s IDY, organised during the COVID-19 pandemic was “Yoga for wellness”.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the theme in his recent ‘Maan Ki Baat’ address. The theme for this year’s IDY has been selected after much deliberation/consultation and it appropriately portrays, how during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, yoga served the humanity in alleviating the suffering and in the emerging post-COVID geo-political scenario too, it will bring people together through compassion, kindness, foster a sense of unity and build resilience among people world over.

Union Minister for AYUSH, Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal in May said that our Prime Minister has suitably announced this year’s IDY theme as “Yoga for Humanity”.

As we are aware Yoga is a practice that brings joy, health, and peace from within, and it deepens a sense of continuous connection between an individual’s inner consciousness and the external world. IDY 2022 will be successful in propagating this theme appropriately.

Focusing on Yoga for Humanity, special programmes have been designed this year for specially-abled people, transgender-population, women and children. Human values that are an integral part of Yoga education in schools are also in focus.

This year our villages/Gram Panchayats will also see huge participation as the Common Service Centres (CSCs) are promoting the practice and training of Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) and it is expected millions of villagers will participate in the IDY 2022.

As the nation is also celebrating “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”, 75 national-level iconic sites will also be showcasing the mass Common Yoga Protocols (CYP) demonstration on June 21st while respective states will also organise similar programmes at 75 important locations as per their selection.

Also Read: Yoga Addresses Psychological, Physiological Needs Of COVID-19 Patients, Say Doctors

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