Nepal is a beautiful land for Yoga practice : PM Prachanda


Bhaktapur, June 21: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that Nepal is a beautiful country from the perspective of nature for people around the world to practice yoga.

Addressing a programme marking the International Day of Yoga here today, the PM expressed the belief that Nepal could be the main destination for researchers and academics throughout the world who are studying the knowledge and science related to yoga. 

Stating that yoga is not only to do with physical exercise, but it also is about a scientific lifestyle and living system to be adopted, remaining in certain rules, procedures and processes, the Prime Minister said yoga helps make an individual physically, mentally and spiritually strong, and to lead a healthy life. 

"Yoga is the best way to make the body healthy and agile, and the mind pure and peaceful. A person can build strong health and become free from mental tension through the regular practice of yoga. This also enhances a person's work performance and immune power, as well as a positive mindset, self-discipline, and inner energy," he said.    

Noting that yoga has a significant role to play in the development of a tension-free calm mind and a healthy body, PM Prachanda said the regular practice of yoga and meditation can make an important contribution to the prevention and cure of non-communicable diseases and in the rehabilitation of health.   

"Nepal is a country with immense possibilities for Yoga tourism. Therefore, we should emphasize on globalization of yoga. I heartily appeal to the yoga activists and the yoga gurus to take planned initiatives towards this direction," he added.    

Reiterating that yoga is the general lifestyle and an invaluable asset of Nepal, Prime Minister Prachanda expressed confidence the proposed Yogmaya Ayurveda University would establish itself as a world-class university in future. (RSS)        


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