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Celebrating Yoga App launched

Life&More June 20, 2017
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On the occasion of International Yoga Day 2017 tomorrow, the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt of India, has developed a mobile app Celebrating Yoga.

The purpose of the app is to popularise yoga and encourage people to participate in it for a scientifically healthy living.

The new app provides a platform to share information and insights about peoples’ participation in these healthy activities on the occasion of the International Yoga Day 2017; create awareness and encourage a scientific way of healthy living.

This application allows user to submit a short description of the event held at his/her locality and send up to three photographs, which will then be marked on a Google map, with links to that description and photos.

The app will enable in capturing both mass events being organized in public places, schools and office complexes across the country and individual enthusiasts to promote the celebration of the day.

The App will be connected with Google Map where shared information can been seen by the users. Subsequently the information posted will also be visible on DST website through a social wall. The App “Celebrating Yoga can be downloaded from Google Play Store.

The International Day of Yoga is celebrated annually on June 21, since its inception in 2015. The day was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on December 11, 2014.

Yoga is not a religion; it is a way of living that aims towards a healthy mind in a healthy body. It helps promote a balanced development of physical, mental and spiritual health of a person while other forms of physical exercises, like aerobics, assure only physical well-being.

Yogic techniques are known to improve one’s overall performance. Pranayama, which most people do, is an important, yet little known part of the whole.

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