The Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Gangandharan Balasubramanian, has suggested that Nigerians take up yoga as a way to enhance their general health and wellbeing.
Speaking at a yoga class in Abuja as part of events for the International Day of Yoga in 2023, he offered the advise.
According to Mr. Balasubramanian, 1,200 people showed up for the yoga class the Indian High Commission in Abuja sponsored on Saturday at the Velodrome of the MKO Abiola National Stadium.
He said that one of the events objectives was to get people together to engage in yoga education and activities.
The International Day of Yoga was established by a United Nations resolution in 2014 in acknowledgment of its advantages.
Yoga, a combination of physical and mental exercises that originated in ancient India, is now a very popular practice for millions of people across the globe.
Regular practice of yoga contributes immensely to the state of our mind and bodies. Yoga provides a holistic approach to our general health and wellbeing.
Beyond exercises, it is a way to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature.
I hope that people who have come today will continue to do this as a regular practice.
In recognition of its benefits, the United Nations passed a resolution in 2014 designating June 21st as the International Day of Yoga.
The resolution was co-sponsored by 177 countries.