Nepal Celebrates International Yoga Day

Nepal Celebrates International Yoga Day

June 21, 2015, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 09 No. -1 June. 12- 2015 (Jestha 29, 2072)

Chief Secretary Paudyal Directed Health Ministry to Bring New Program for Yoga

Chief Secretary Leelamani Paudyal has performed yoga early this morning on the premises of the Ministry of Health and Population organised on the occasion of the First International Yoga Day.

On the occasion, Chief Secretary Paudyal performed Mayurasana (peacock yoga posture)--one of the toughest yoga postures--for long period.

The United Nations has announced to observe yoga on June 21 every year. This year's International Yoga Day is being marked with the theme of 'Yoga for Peace and Harmony'.

Similarly, the government of Nepal has already announced to observe the National Yoga Day on Paush 13.

Talking of the inception of the yoga, it is believed that it began from the conversation between Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Himalaya is the abode of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Likewise, yoga is also taken as Nepal's property and heritage as it was started from Himalayas, the most ancient civilisation in the world. Goraknath is considered as the pioneer practitioner of yoga in Nepal.

Yoga guru Raju Adhikari said that the importance of yoga has increased as it helps make people healthy and links heart, mind and society.

Experts opine that performance of yoga in the morning time is better but it could be performed at any time.

Inaugurating the programme, the Chief Secretary expressed confidence that yoga practice would help kept people physically and mentally healthy and maintain happiness, peace, goodwill and prosperity in the society.

 

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