In the run-up to the fifth International Yoga Day on June 21, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken to Twitter to spread awareness among the citizens on the importance of Yoga. Sharing yet another video of his animated version doing 'Ardha Chakrasana', he takes to Twitter emphasizing on the importance of doing this exercise which facilitates a better blood circulation while making the spinal cord stronger and more flexible.
In the video, the Prime Minister's animated version can be seen doing the Ardha Chakrasana or the Half moon pose. Citing the benefits of this exercise, he says that it helps to make the spinal cord and nerves more flexible hence more active while also increasing the breathing capacity of a person.
Urging the citizens of the country to make Yoga an integral part of their lives he tweeted, 'Know why practising Ardha Chakrasana is helpful'. Here is the Twitter video:
June 21 has been designated as World Yoga Day following PM Modi's suggestion in his speech at the UN General Assembly in 2014, months after he was first elected to office. Since then, not only India but the world celebrates Yoga Day with thousands participating in mass Yoga events across the world.
On June 5, Prime Minister wrote, "On June 21, we will mark Yoga Day 2019. I urge you all to make yoga an integral part of your life and also inspire others to do the same. The benefits of Yoga are tremendous."
In 2018, the Prime Minister had shared several 3D videos explaining Pawanmuktasana, Setu Bandhasana, Shalabhasana, Ardha Chakrasana, Vajrasana, Vrikshasana, Bhujangasana among others. He also participated in a Yoga session in Argentina at last year's G20.
Carrying the trend forward in 2019, the Prime Minister has been consistent in proliferating Yoga through its Twitter handle.