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People perform Yoga to mark International Day of Yoga at the Gateway of India in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Yoga enthusiasts across the world Tuesday took part in mass yoga events to mark Yoga Day. Photo: AP
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People perform Yoga to mark International Day of Yoga at the Gateway of India in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Yoga enthusiasts across the world Tuesday took part in mass yoga events to mark Yoga Day. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Namrata Kohli
The first International Day of Yoga, recognised by the UN, was celebrated in 2015 a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed the idea to promote India’s soft power. Thousands turned up to do ‘Yoga for Humanity' on June 21 across the country, spreading their exercise mats at 75 iconic sites such as the Gwalior Fort and Delhi’s Red Fort.

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the yoga movement: a nationwide survey by meditation and mindfulness app ThinkRight.me found that 66 per cent Indians practice it. Yoga reduces stress, improves productivity, gives peace, and improves relationships, followers say. “The need for

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First Published: Jun 25 2022 | 3:22 PM IST

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