Saudi Arabia set to introduce yoga in its universities: report

Saudi Arabia is set to introduce yoga in its universities because of its importance for mental and physical health, reports Arab News.

According to Nouf Al-Marwai, chairman of the Saudi Yoga Committee, several agreements will be signed with Saudi Arabia’s leading universities to support and promote yoga in the next few months.

During his participation in the fourth session titled “Development and Promotion of New Sports Games in Universities”, Al-Marwai pointed out that the committee was working hard to introduce yoga in universities, to practice it for health and well-being. stressed the importance of, reported Arab News.

“Yoga offers many health benefits to its practitioners, both physical and mental health,” he said, adding, “One of the most important pillars of achieving Vision 2030 is to increase participation in sporting activities and achieve sporting excellence at the local level.” To do.” , continentally and internationally.”

He added that yoga is not just meditation and relaxation as some may believe, but includes “asana asana practice, pranayama breathing techniques, bandha muscle control (and) ya meditation and yoga nidra meditation and relaxation”.

He said that the aim of the committee is “to discover the talent of distinguished yoga practitioners in all forms of yoga or yoga sports in general, to hone their talent, and to enable them to represent and participate in the state in local and international tournaments.” to support”.

The announcement was made recently during a forum titled ‘The Role of University Sports in Supporting the Kingdom’s Vision in Sports’ organized by the Saudi University Sports Federation in collaboration with the Ministry of Education in Riyadh.

Several experts and international leaders of university sports attended the event, led by Leonz Eder, president of the International University Sports Federation, and Paulo Ferreira, director general of the International University Sports Federation, Arab News reported.

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