In the run-up to the fifth International Yoga Day on June 21, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shared a post showing an animated video of himself demonstrating the 'trikonasana', also known as the triangle pose, on his Twitter handle.
Urging the citizens of the country to make Yoga an integral part of their lives he tweeted, "The benefits are tremendous. Here is a video on Trikonasana".
In 2018, The Prime Minister had shared several 3D videos explaining Pawanmuktasana, Setu Bandhasana, Shalabhasana, Ardha Chakrasana, Vajrasana, Vrikshasana, Bhujangasana among others.
He also shared a three-minute minute video explaining the steps to perform the pranayama and details its benefits. With visuals, the video explains how Anulom Vilom Pranayama helps in purification, heals cough-related troubles and benefits heart patients.
The Modi government endeavoured right from the start to proliferate yoga and extol its benefits on national and international platforms, with the Prime Minister personally taking the lead, participating in mass yoga sittings with thousands of citizens on multiple Yoga days. In 2015, India created two world records on International Yoga Day when PM Modi led the participants at Rajpath in Delhi and recorded the largest yoga class with 35,985 people. He also participated in a Yoga session in Argentina at last year's G20.