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International Yoga Day: Indian Army personnel perform yoga at 13,000 ft in J&K

The Indian Army on Tuesday marked the 8th International Yoga Day at the Amarnath Holy cave in the Pahalgam region of the Union Territory. According to the Indian Army, about 450 soldiers performed various asanas, pranayamas and meditations at an altitude of 13,000 feet, including the Holy Cave, Bralimarg, Sangam, Baltal and Domel. According to an official statement, yoga is part of the daily lives of Javanese people, especially those located in the high mountains, and helps them stay physically and mentally healthy in harsh weather conditions.

The yoga practice session was also attended by the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and police officers stationed at the Holy Cave. They (yoga artists) were also informed about the benefits of yoga and how its constant practice can change their lives and cure many illnesses without a doctor’s prescription.

Earlier in the day, the “Silent Warriors” of the Indian Army also participated in the Yoga session of the International Yoga Day 2022, in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch.
“These Silent Warriors remain operationally ready to respond to any contingency and are always relied upon by soldiers during sensitive missions. These brave, reliable and indispensable force multipliers along with their handlers have thus earned a mark of respect and garnered a lot of appreciation in the Armed Forces,” said the Indian Army.

To commemorate the 8th International Day of Yoga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi practiced yoga at the main event in the historic city of Mistle on Tuesday, with more than 15,000 people attending the yoga celebration. At this event, Prime Minister Modi said yoga is becoming a way of life and a source of inspiration for health, balance and collaboration.

Also read: International Yoga Day 2022: Vice Prez, Chief Ministers of several states practice Yoga

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