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Yoga Mats Rolled Out Across World on International Yoga Day

World | News18.com | June 22, 2017, 1:25 pm
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 International Day of Yoga was celebrated annually on June 21st in countries around the world. Millions of yoga enthusiasts bent and twisted their bodies in complex postures to mark the third International Yoga Day.

International Day of Yoga was celebrated annually on June 21st in countries around the world. Millions of yoga enthusiasts bent and twisted their bodies in complex postures to mark the third International Yoga Day.

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 India's Ambassador to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin, Spiritual Leaders, Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Co-Founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Director of the International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan celebrate Yoga Day at the United Nations in New York City. (Image: PTI)

India's Ambassador to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin, Spiritual Leaders, Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Co-Founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Director of the International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan celebrate Yoga Day at the United Nations in New York City. (Image: PTI)

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 People perform yoga to mark Yoga Day in Seoul. (Image: AP)

People perform yoga to mark Yoga Day in Seoul. (Image: AP)

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 Young enthusiasts perform asanas to mark the International Day of Yoga in Seoul. (Image: AP)

Young enthusiasts perform asanas to mark the International Day of Yoga in Seoul. (Image: AP)

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 Hundreds of yoga enthusiasts stretched, pulled and lunged on coloured mats in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on Wednesday to celebrate International Yoga Day. (Image: AP)

Hundreds of yoga enthusiasts stretched, pulled and lunged on coloured mats in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on Wednesday to celebrate International Yoga Day. (Image: AP)

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 Some 1,500 mats printed with artwork depicting Israel's future were laid out for the event in Rabin Square. (image: AP)

Some 1,500 mats printed with artwork depicting Israel's future were laid out for the event in Rabin Square. (image: AP)

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 An female trainer performs asanas to mark International Yoga Day at the Indian Embassy, in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Image: AP)

An female trainer performs asanas to mark International Yoga Day at the Indian Embassy, in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Image: AP)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed gratitude to the people across the world who participated in the International Day of Yoga (IYD). PM Modi himself led over 50,000 yoga enthusiasts in performing 'asanas' in Lucknow on Wednesday amid showers. (Image: AP)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed gratitude to the people across the world who participated in the International Day of Yoga (IYD). PM Modi himself led over 50,000 yoga enthusiasts in performing 'asanas' in Lucknow on Wednesday amid showers. (Image: AP)

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 Other mass yoga sessions were held in China, Colombia, the United States, Mexico, Paraguay, Italy, Singapore and atop Machu Picchu, a 15th century Inca citadel in Peru. (Image: AP)

Other mass yoga sessions were held in China, Colombia, the United States, Mexico, Paraguay, Italy, Singapore and atop Machu Picchu, a 15th century Inca citadel in Peru. (Image: AP)

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 A large number of Chinese practitioners besides Indian diaspora took part in the celebrations at the old premises of the Indian Embassy in Beijing Twenty Yoga ambassadors from the Morarji Desai Institute in India demonstrated a power-packed yogic asanas. Members from 12 Chinese yoga groups also took part in the event. (Image: PTI)

A large number of Chinese practitioners besides Indian diaspora took part in the celebrations at the old premises of the Indian Embassy in Beijing Twenty Yoga ambassadors from the Morarji Desai Institute in India demonstrated a power-packed yogic asanas. Members from 12 Chinese yoga groups also took part in the event. (Image: PTI)

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 Breathe in, breathe out. Stretch and bend. Twist and chant. Wellness was the mantra with lakhs of people across time zones rolling out their mats as Prime Minister Narendra Modi extolled the connect that bound India to the globe. (Image: AP)

Breathe in, breathe out. Stretch and bend. Twist and chant. Wellness was the mantra with lakhs of people across time zones rolling out their mats as Prime Minister Narendra Modi extolled the connect that bound India to the globe. (Image: AP)

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 From the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru and the Great Wall in China to Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan in Lucknow and colonnaded Connaught Place in Delhi, the sound of 'Om' reverberated through India and the world in celebration of the traditional fitness regime that combines spirituality and physicality. (image: AP)

From the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru and the Great Wall in China to Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan in Lucknow and colonnaded Connaught Place in Delhi, the sound of 'Om' reverberated through India and the world in celebration of the traditional fitness regime that combines spirituality and physicality. (image: AP)

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 Nepal also joined the world to mark the day as Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba underlined the need for imparting the ancient knowledge of yoga to students at school-level. Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri was also present during the function. (Image: AP)

Nepal also joined the world to mark the day as Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba underlined the need for imparting the ancient knowledge of yoga to students at school-level. Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri was also present during the function. (Image: AP)

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 The flight deck of decommissioned aircraft carrier Viraat provided the perfect location for Yoga camp for personnel of the Western Naval Command. The personnel were joined by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command and Rear Admiral RB Pandit, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet. (Image: AP)

The flight deck of decommissioned aircraft carrier Viraat provided the perfect location for Yoga camp for personnel of the Western Naval Command. The personnel were joined by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command and Rear Admiral RB Pandit, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet. (Image: AP)

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 Politicians, bureaucrats, students, judges and simply yoga enthusiasts gathered at offices, parks and even the road at specially held yoga camps to observe the day. (Image: Reuters)

Politicians, bureaucrats, students, judges and simply yoga enthusiasts gathered at offices, parks and even the road at specially held yoga camps to observe the day. (Image: Reuters)

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 Yoga instructor, Tao Porchon-Lynch, 98, performs at a function in Bangalore. (Image: AP)

Yoga instructor, Tao Porchon-Lynch, 98, performs at a function in Bangalore. (Image: AP)

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 At the iconic and historic citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru, one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World, Yoga practitioners stretched themselves in various asanas to mark the day. (Image: PTI)

At the iconic and historic citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru, one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World, Yoga practitioners stretched themselves in various asanas to mark the day. (Image: PTI)