From Kangana to PM Modi: Here’s How the World Celebrated Yoga Day

Politicians, celebrities, school children and Indian embassies in several countries mark the day by performing yoga.

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Kangana Ranaut, PM Modi and Shilpa Shetty doing yoga (from left to right).
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Yoga is one of the most popular things India has gifted to the world. 21 June is celebrated as International Day of Yoga globally.

Politicians, celebrities, school children and Indian embassies in several countries marked the day by performing yoga asanas to promote the health benefits that yoga provides. Yoga is as much about mental well-being as it is about physical fitness.

Actress Kangana Ranuat posted videos of her doing yoga. Her postures and flexibility are quite impressive!

#KanganaRanaut practicing the ancient science of #Yoga this #InternationalYogaDay2018 The key to practice Yoga is...

Posted by Team Kangana Ranaut on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the celebrations at Forrest Reserve Institute in Dehradun in front of 50,000 people.

From Kangana to PM Modi: Here’s How the World Celebrated Yoga Day

This yoga session at 18,000 ft above sea level takes the cake! Personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police did surya namaskar in Ladakh.

Through her Instagram post, actress Shilpa Shetty told her followers about the benefits of pranayam or breathing exercises in yoga.

Actress Rakhi Sawant is seen doing what looks like hot yoga. "Hot yoga" is used to describe any yoga or yoga-inspired fitness styles that are performed under hot and humid conditions. This leads to profuse sweating and is said to help with weight loss.

Rakhi Sawant on International Yoga Day.
Rakhi Sawant on International Yoga Day.
(Photo: IANS)
Rakhi Sawant on International Yoga Day.
Rakhi Sawant on International Yoga Day.
(Photo: IANS)

The Indian embassies in Japan and Peru also promoted the event in the countries.

Indian Embassy in Japan marks International Day of Yoga.
Indian Embassy in Japan marks International Day of Yoga.
(Photo: IANS)

Various politicians from the current government showed their support by performing some early morning yoga.

Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao practices yoga ‘asans’ (postures) on the Fourth International Yoga Day at Raj Bhawan in Mumbai.
Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao practices yoga ‘asans’ (postures) on the Fourth International Yoga Day at Raj Bhawan in Mumbai.
(Photo: IANS)
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju 
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju 
(Photo: ANI)
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
(Photo: IANS)

School children in different parts of the country enthusiastically learned to do yoga as well.

Visually-challenged students perform yoga in a school classroom.
Visually-challenged students perform yoga in a school classroom.
(Photo: IANS)

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