Sheikh Nahyan says yoga encourages healthy lifestyles and habits that lead to well-being for individuals and society
Hundreds of community members from various nationalities rolled out colorful mats to celebrate the ninth International Day of Yoga in the UAE capital.
Themed ‘The World is One Family’, the event took place in the atrium of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (Adnec), the Middle East’s largest exhibition venue, and brought together young and old family members, as well as school pupils.
Led by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, yoga enthusiasts stretch, twist and bend their bodies in different poses to preach love, peace, cooperation and harmony Information.
In his speech, the UAE minister emphasized that the annual event gives everyone the opportunity to highlight their “collective dedication to human solidarity and goodwill”.
“Yoga asks us to respect each other and strive to understand each other’s good motives, regardless of our cultural differences and personal beliefs. Yoga helps to promote shared human values that unite us all in the pursuit of happiness, peace and prosperity.” Event said Chief Guest Sheikh Nahyan and was welcomed by Sunjay Sudhir, India’s Ambassador to the UAE.
Sheikh Nahyan stated that yoga encourages a healthy lifestyle and the development of habits that contribute to personal and social well-being.
“By focusing on the relationship between a healthy lifestyle and well-being, yoga enables people to pursue healthier and happier lives and helps to enrich the human spirit. The human spirit encompasses the unity of our physical, intellectual and spiritual abilities. It involves Our creativity, our ambition, our understanding, our morality—all these qualities make us human.”
Sheikh Nahyan emphasized that enriching the human spirit can foster an optimistic view of the future of the world.
“It enables the creation of productive teams in the workplace and in society.”
The minister expressed his admiration for Indians and India, which has brought the gift of yoga to the world.
“I admire India’s achievements and progress, its people’s devotion to its heritage, and their vision for the country’s future. I admire India’s large non-resident population, such as those in the UAE, who have a strong sense of identification with their homeland. His words won warm applause from the audience.
He urged community members to commit to living together in peace, safety and health. “On this International Yoga Day, as we seek to nourish our human spirit, we declare our commitment to universal values and to personal and global harmony and peace. We declare our responsibility to do no harm, to understand and respect the perspectives of others, to help Those less fortunate than us, and give our children a better world than it was yesterday.”
Sheikh Nahyan noted that the UAE rulers have always supported the values of harmony and happiness. “Thank you for promoting the practice of yoga in the land of the good friend of India, the UAE.”
The day’s yoga presentation included classes from Bodytree Studio and an hour-long co-yoga protocol led by Burjeel Hospital yoga specialist Lokesh Hegde and yoga teachers from Heartful Academy.