On Friday 21 June, International Yoga Day shall be celebrated across India with thousands of fitness enthusiasts participating in special events organized across the nation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been tweeting videos of yoga and meditation poses to promote fitness amongst the citizens of the country. Modi has been regularly tweeting videos since June 5, in a build-up for the Yoga Day 2019.
The videos showcase an animated version of Modi himself, demonstrating the various steps and postures of asanas. For those unaware, June 21 was designated as International Yoga Day on Modi’s suggestion. He had put it forth in his speech at the UN General in his very first year in the PMO in 2014. So far, the Prime Minister has posted 18 videos and also shared their overall benefits, take a look at some of the popular ones below:
Benefits: This asana strengthens the knee, thigh and the ankle.
On 21st June, we will mark #YogaDay2019.
I urge you all to make Yoga an integral part of your life and also inspire others to do the same.
The benefits of Yoga are tremendous.
Here is a video on Trikonasana. pic.twitter.com/YDB6T3rw1d
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 5, 2019
Benefits: Also known as the Tree pose, this asana strengthens the vertebral column, thigh, calf, ankle.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 7, 2019
Benefits: This asana stretches the Hamstrings, stimulates digestion, eliminates stress, improve posture, speeds up metabolism, ensures well-functioning of the liver and spleen, and keeps the body, mind, and soul in perfect shape.
Do you practice Padahastasana?
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 9, 2019
Benefits: Ustrasana or the Camel pose reduces major problems of the body, reduces mental stress, rebalances the spirits, and promotes good health and wellness.
Ustrasana is wonderful for your health.
Practising this Asana regularly will strengthen the back, shoulders and improve flexibility.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 10, 2019
Benefits: Practicing this asana helps calm the mind and induce a feeling of groundedness. It also activates the root chakra.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 11, 2019
Benefits: Vakrasana reduces constipation and stomach diseases, cuts belly fat, increases the elasticity of the spine, and has energetic benefits too.
Have you ever practiced Vakrasana? Its advantages are numerous and long lasting.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 12, 2019
Benefits: Amongst the many benefits, Vajrasana is the answer to constipation, stomach disorder, digestive problems, lower back problems and also aids weight loss.
Better blood circulation and digestive system are two of the many benefits of Vajrasana.
Do you practice this Asana?
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 13, 2019
Benefits: The cobra pose decreases the stiffness of the lower back, improves menstrual irregularities, eases symptoms of asthma, helps to clear the passages of the heart and lungs and has several more incredible benefits.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 16, 2019
Benefits: Stronger wrists, back muscles, and prevention of spondylitis are just some of the reasons why practicing Shalabhasana is beneficial.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 17, 2019
10. Surya Namaskar
Benefits: Surya Namaskar or the Sun Salutation has numerous health benefits, keeping your body disease-free and healthy, toning body parts and organs, keeping you calmer and boosting the energy levels with a sharpened awareness are just few of those.
Have you made Surya Namaskar a part of your routine?
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 19, 2019
Include these asanas in your lifestyle for a fitter and fantastic living. Go check Narendra Modi’s Twitter handle for more such poses.
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