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President stresses importance of Yoga

June 20, 2015 5:08 am

The 2nd Fiji Hindu National Conference was opened today by the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.

With the theme "Sustaining the Fijian community through health benefits of Yoga and Meditation,” Ratu Epeli stressed the importance of yoga.

Ratu Epeli says like many Pacific Island Countries, Fiji has a very high prevalence of non-communicable diseases and this can be avoided through meditation.

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“I can envisage the practice of yoga leading to a healthier, happier and longer life-span for Fijians. Yoga is a universal art practiced by millions of people the world over for health and relaxation. Its benefits include having a focused mind and a healthier, stronger and more vibrant and versatile body.”

The two- day conference will cover ancient practices of Yoga and meditation promoted by various organizations in Fiji which will bring people of all race, together.

The conference aims to observe the declaration by the United Nations that was made last year, for countries around the world to celebrate International Yoga day on 21st June.

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