From 15,000 ft in the air to prisons: Yoga fever grips India

India gears up to celebrate 4th International Yoga Day

He said that Yoga could lead to a calm, creative and content life, removing tensions and needless anxiety.

The incident was reported from Friday, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated with thousands of volunteers to celebrate the fourth edition of International Yoga Day. Leading the fourth International Yoga Day celebrations here in Uttarakhand, Modi said that the world has embraced yoga and glimpses of this can be seen in the manner in which the International Day of Yoga is marked every year, IANS said.

Modi said yoga presented a ray of hope for future of the world. It was said that top industry leaders followed the sessions with great enthusiasm.

The growing popularity of yoga across the globe has brought India closer to the world and this position is going to get strengthened in times to come, he said.

From the beginning of human civilization, it is believed to be the rise of yoga.

Further, in Cape Town, a group of young people performed yoga on its historic Table Mountain.

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The National Institute of Technology, Tiruchi, which had launched a week-long yoga classes for its students and staff ahead of the Yoga Day, announced plans to conduct regular yoga classes throughout the year for all students, staff and their family members.

"Yoga is the ultimate expression of life".

The Prime Minister had arrived here on Wednesday night to participate in the main event on the International Yoga Day. Atif Hasan, a service professional, said: "This is my first serious attempt on yoga. For a stress free and disease free life yoga is important", Singh noted. I still have the same job and same schedule, but the peace and mental well-being I experience now is only because of yoga.

Yoga became known in the West towards the end of the 19th century as it was undergoing a major revival in India under the Hindu teacher Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902). "I would also like to thank the Dubai Sports Council, Zaabeel Park and the Dubai Tourism for their support". She said: "I started yoga when I experienced some asthma".

The Indian discipline of yoga, involving spiritual and physical practices, is followed in myriad forms today by millions of people worldwide, with an entry in UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list.

Lord "Shiva", the first yogi or guru began sharing knowledge about the spiritual practice to mankind on this day also known as "Guru Poornima".

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