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International Yoga Day 2019 Highlights: 'Yoga for all, all for yoga,' says PM Modi

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International Yoga Day 2019 Highlights: International Yoga Day is celebrated annually on June 21 for the last five years. In order to make people aware of the magical health benefits of this ancient Indian practice, International Yoga Day was proposed.

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New Delhi Updated on: June 21, 2019 12:22 IST
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PM Modi leads fifth International Yoga Day 2019  celebrations in Ranchi

International Yoga Day 2019 Highlights

International Yoga Day is celebrated annually on June 21 for the last five years. In order to make people aware of the magical health benefits of this ancient Indian practice, International Yoga Day was proposed. On December 11, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as 'International Day of Yoga', months after PM Narendra Modi had discussed the idea. After which a resolution was introduced by India's Ambassador to UN Asoke Mukerji, later it witnessed 177 nations joining as co-sponsors, the highest number ever for any General Assembly resolution. It was adopted under the agenda of 'Global Health and Foreign Policy', resolution 69/131 acknowledged that Yoga provides a holistic approach to health and well-being. This year PM Narendra Modi celebrated the fifth Yoga Day by performing asanas in Ranchi. Check out all the highlights from the event here-

 

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    PM Modi performs kapalbhati and pranayama next. While Kapalbhati benefits in keeping you healthy in mind, body, and spirit, Pranayama helps in triggering neurohormonal mechanisms.

    Watch the complete event here-

     

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    PM Modi starts Yoga exercises with tadasana, then performs padahastasana

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    People all around the world are ready to start the fifth International Yoga Day or International Day of Yoga 209 by performing asanas at their homes or in a gathering. PM Narendra Modi will be seen joining the celebrations in Ranchi while Union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and others will participate in events across the country to celebrate the event. People all around the country are very enthusiastic about Yoga Day and are ready to celebrate it in a grand manner.

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