‘Yoga bridges gaps, connects’

Windhoek celebrated International Day of Yoga at the United Athletic Field in Olympia on 22 June.

Yoga enthusiasts attended the event, themed ‘Yoga for Self and Society’, which highlighted the role of yoga in an individual’s well-being and social harmony.

The event was organised by the high commission of India in partnership with various local organisations.

High commissioner Mandarapu Subbarayudu highlighted yoga’s capacity to bridge individual and societal gaps.

“Yoga is not just a practice, but a movement towards a healthier, more connected world,” he said.

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has said in the past: “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action, restraint and fulfilment, harmony between man and nature, and a holistic approach to health and well-being.

“It is not about exercise, but about discovering a sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature.”

Participants at the event performed a series of simple yoga postures.

To encourage the practice, the Indian high commission in Widnhoek is offering free yoga classes.

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