The US House of Representative on Wednesday recognised the annual "Surya Namaskar Yajna" or "Health for Humanity Yogathon" on its 10th anniversary.
Congressman Bill Foster from Illinois told the house that Surya Namaskar can provide immense health benefits to both the body and the mind of a human being.
"Mr Speaker, I rise today to recognise Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh's tenth annual "Health for Humanity Yogathon" or "Surya Namaskar Yajna," Bill Foster said.
"Surya Namaskar integrates simple yoga postures in ten steps that along with teaching easy breathing techniques, can provide immense health benefits to both the body and the mind," Foster said.
"Each year, Hindus worldwide celebrate January 14th as Makar Sankranti--a day that marks the change of season as the sun enters the sign of Capricorn or Makar.
To mark this occasion, Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh has organised the "Yoga for Health, Health for Humanity Yogathon" from January 14 to January 29," he said.
The 16-day event will raise awareness about yoga and its advantages in achieving a healthy body, mind, and spirit, Foster said.
(With PTI inputs)