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Saudi Arabia 'allows Yoga as sports activity':

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    Saudi Arabia 'allows Yoga as sports activity':

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    The Saudi Arabian government has approved the practice of yoga as a sports activity, claimed a social media post of Nouf Marwaai, founder of the Arab Yoga Foundation in the Saudi kingdom.

    'Yoga, which literally means 'union'. A union of individual with ones well-being, a body to mind, emotions & soul, nation to globe has officially arrived at the sea shore of Saudi Arabia. It has crossed the boundaries of fundamentalism...ideological extremism,' she said in a Facebook post dated November 12.

    However, the account is not verified by the social media site.

    She also wrote that since, its inception in Saudi, 'Yoga has observed a topsy-turvy path, with me as a medium. God gave me strength to fight all difficulties, real difficulties. God was with me as an observer and infused courage in me whenever required. Here is a day, that finally practicing yoga is no more a deviant behaviour in Saudi.'

    She also thanked the Indian government and the consulate general for 'unlimited' support.

    This development comes at a time when many Muslims in India and elsewhere are under pressure from their religious leaders not to practice yoga which they claim is 'un-Islamic'.

    Last week, Rafia Naaz, a woman yoga teacher in Ranchi, was allegedly threatened by members of her community after she performed yoga.

    Yoga has been promoted in a big way by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and with concerted efforts by the government, the United Nations has also declared June 21 as 'International Yoga Day'. -- PTI
     
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    Yoga is in every where, In US 10% of population do yoga....almost 30 million people

     
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    I have yet to see yoga in Saudi Arabia.

    I don't have time for garbage like Yoga.
     
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    Yoga in Paris

     
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    I've never tried Yoga but as I get older I do feel the need for a good stretch in the morning.