Yoga strikes a chord in China as thousands mark yoga day

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"Yoga is handsome because it is ancient yet modern, and it is constantly evolving", he added.

Enthusiasts perform yoga at Delhi's Rajpath.

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal and wrestler Sakshi Malik were among other members of Indian sports fraternity who also posted yoga day greetings on Twitter.

21st of June marks the International Yoga Day and the country has welcomed it with open arms.

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The prime minister described Uttarakhand as a sacred land and said it had been the centre of yoga for ages.

Leading over 50,000 people in marking the fourth edition of International Yoga Day on Thursday, June 21, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Yoga has affected millions of people across the world.

#07:40 AM: Yoga is an art of living, says UNESCO: "Yoga is an art of living, a way of being, it is about finding one's true Self & connecting with it". Yoga guru Ramdev conducted the yoga session attended by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, ministers, officers and local people at RAC ground in the presence of two officials from the Guinness World Records. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action. a holistic approach [that] is valuable to our health and our well-being.

The artwork featured Modi, US President Donald Trump, Chinese leader Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un all in the lotus position. Yoga is an ancient Indian tradition, but it doesn't belong to India alone.

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In the Italian city, participants will perform 108 "sun salute" cycles. Still not impressed? Most of the hotshot celebrities that you wanna look like and feel like, do have a yoga routine to keep them young and awesome.

It gained further momentum with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to adopt a special day to celebrate yoga internationally.

He has also spearheaded an initiative to reclaim the discipline as a historic part of Indian culture since his Hindu nationalist government came to power in 2014.

Yoga has boomed in recent decades, with millions doing it regularly, although in the West it is often more of a gymnastic than a spiritual activity. It also deepens the experience of doing yoga and establish social connections with people of the yoga community. "It shouldn't be just for one day, it should be a part of our daily lives", he told reporters. "All of these benefits inspired me to become a yoga instructor with the hope to share these benefits with more people", says Rola.

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