Thousands Celebrate World Yoga Day in Port Moresby

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The World Yoga Day was celebrated with a Walk for Life across Port Moresby city on Sunday.

Thousands gathered at the Jack Pidik Park walk along the Poreporena Freeway towards Ela Beach ended the day with Yoga performances.

UN Resident Coordinator Roy Trivedy and NCD Governor Powes Parkop were among the participants.

The essence of practicing Yoga is that it is simple, accessible and participants do not need special equipment. The stretches relieve muscle tension. Yoga was practiced in India 4,000 years ago under one principal of non-violence.

UN Resident Coordinator, Roy Trivedy said today Yoga is practiced in 192 countries across the world including Papua New Guinea.

The International World Yoga Day came into being following a UN resolution, and has been proven to be a remedy to many problems of the world.

The world Yoga Day was celebrated in Port Moresby with a walk for life from Jack Pidik Park along the Poreporena Highway to Ela Beach.

Kirap Yoga program, a morning exercise program will soon be aired on EMTV.

Eric Haurupma

studied at the University of Papua New Guinea graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Relations. His main areas of expertise within EMTV are the courts, crime and the environment.

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