He added, “Yoga is ensuring the health of the entire population. Yoga that is practiced in homes and spiritual centers is now being seen around the world. It has become the natural spirit of man. .”
The Prime Minister said: “The spirit of practicing yoga has not decreased during the two years of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Yoga is not for individuals, Yoga is for humanity”.
“I thank the United Nations and all the countries and all the citizens of the world on behalf of India on this occasion,” he added.
Modi added that yoga brings peace on earth and universe. He added: “Yoga can connect millions of people and is being performed at 75 historic sites in India.
Modi said: “People merge with the light of the sun’s rays. When the sun rises, yoga practitioners around the world will form a guardian circle of yoga. Yoga relieves an individual of positive thinking. motion at any given time”.
“Yog ko jannaa bhi hai, jeena bhi hai. Paana bhi hai aur apnaana bhi hai (One should know Yoga, live Yoga and apply Yoga in life),” he added.
The celebration of International Yoga Day includes a demonstration of 19 ‘asanas’ or poses over a 45-minute period.
The celebration begins with a minute of prayer. The Prime Minister performs 19 asanas which includes Tadasana, Vrikshasana, Padahastasana, Ardha Chakrasana, Vakrasana, Makarasana, Setubandhasana, Shalabhasana and others.