India leads the way as world marks first international yoga day

India leads the way as world marks first international yoga day
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Bend, arch and control your breathing. It is the world’s first international yoga day. India is leading the way, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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Bend, arch and control your breathing. It is the world’s first international yoga day.

India is leading the way, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi joining thousands of people at a public event in the capital Delhi. The mind, he said, is being trained for the start of a new era of peace and goodwill.

Greetings to people around the world on 1st International Day of Yoga! Lets pledge to make Yoga an integral part of our daily lives #YogaDay

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 21 Juin 2015

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Posted by TIMES NOW on Saturday, 20 June 2015

“Yoga:“http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/yoga.aspx has its roots in India, dating back thousands of years. It is Modi who brought about international yoga day, after pressing the UN for 21 June to be recognised.

The yoga day spirit has spread to Malaysia.Around 15-hundred people joined an event in Kuala Lumpur.

Yoga lovers have also been rolling out their mats in the Taiwanese capital Taipei for a ‘yogathon.’ Those taking part were performing 108 rounds of the Sun Salutation, the sequence of yoga poses often practiced as the sun rises.

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