(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula
DOHA: The Embassy of India has announced the celebrations of the fourth International Day of Yoga on June 23 in Qatar.
The celebration is a part of the global commemoration of the International Day of Yoga, said a release. The event will be held at Qatar Sports Club Multi Purpose Indoor Hall from 7 to 8.30pm on Saturday.
Inspired by the response of enthusiastic Yoga practitioners from various parts of Qatar in the past three editions of the International Day of Yoga in 2015, 2016 and 2017, the Embassy of India is also organising Yoga camps & workshops in Al Khor (on June 22), Mesaieed (on June 29) and Dukhan (on June 30).
The event on June 23 will not only include Yoga demonstration by experts but will also provide an opportunity for all to participate in a Yoga session which will be based on the Common Yoga Protocol and will comprise various standing and sitting postures, Kapalbhati & Pranayam and breathing techniques, followed by meditation.
As a prelude to the celebration, numerous Yoga workshops and demonstrations in collaboration with well-known Doha based Yoga studios have been conducted by the Embassy in the last two months, including workshops for students in various schools based in Doha. In addition, Yoga sessions for the Indian community based in Al Khor were also organised.
To recall, on December 11, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly had declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga and on June 21st, 2015, the first International Day of Yoga was celebrated worldwide.