Wednesday, 20 October 2021 07:58 GMT

International Day of Yoga celebrated


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Embassy of India, Doha, in coordination with Indian Sports Centre, Qatar, celebrated the 7th International Day of Yoga.
Sessions led by expert yoga practitioners were held at six different locations across Qatar —Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Park, Al Khor Town (in front of Al Bayt Stadium – the venue of FIFA 2022 World Cup), Mesaieed (on sand dunes), Asian Town, Al Wakrah, & Dukhan (Dukhan Beach).  
Yoga in the the backdrop of geographical diversity of Qatar ranging from beaches of Dukhan to sand dunes of Mesaieed, made the event  more picturesque. The event was held in hybrid format, with limited gatherings at each location as per prevailing COVID-19 guidelines. Many more participated in the celebrations virtually.  
Ambassador of India to Qatar H E Dr. Deepak Mittal took part in the event at MIA Park. In his opening remarks, the Ambassador appreciated participants’ interest in yoga. He highlighted that yoga has the potential to improve physical and mental well being  provide good health and happiness to all, more so given the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The theme for this year’s International Day of Yoga is ‘Yoga for Wellness’. In the run-up to IDY 2021, a few events were held, viz, online Yoga Challenge for below 13 year old on 11-12 June, 2021 & online Yoga Challenge for adults on 18-19 June, 2021.  
A quiz on yoga was held on social media by way of posing a question a day. ‘Yogasana of the day’ – featuring a resident of Qatar practicing yoga - was being shared via Embassy’s social media handles since the beginning of this month.

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