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Oman Creates History as First Foreign Government to Promote Country through Yoga

In a pioneering initiative, the Indian Embassy in the Sultanate of Oman has introduced an innovative video called ‘Soulful Yoga, Serene Oman’ on the eve of the International Day of Yoga 2023. The video showcases yoga enthusiasts from different countries performing beautiful yoga poses against stunning backdrops such as mountains, beaches, and sand dunes in and around Muscat.

What makes this video unique is its collaboration with the Government of Oman?

The Indian Embassy partnered with ‘Visit Oman,’ a subsidiary of Oman’s Ministry of Tourism, to produce the video. This marks the first instance of a foreign government using yoga to promote its own country. The video not only demonstrates the increasing popularity and acceptance of yoga as a health practice worldwide but also highlights its growing prominence in Oman.

With a significant Indian community of 700,000 in Oman, yoga has gained considerable traction in recent years. The Indian Embassy has been actively involved in promoting yoga in Oman through various initiatives. In 2022, ‘Muscat Yog Mahotsav,’ a 75-day celebration featuring over 75 yoga events across major cities in Oman timed with the 75 years of India’s independence under ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.’

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In a bid to spread awareness about the transformative power of yoga, the Indian Embassy has launched the ‘Oman Yoga Yatra.’ This initiative aims to engage thousands of participants from diverse backgrounds, leading up to a grand celebration of the International Day of Yoga 2023.

Large-Scale Celebration on June 21, 2023

Scheduled for June 21, 2023, the event is set to witness the participation of over 2,000 individuals. People from various walks of life will come together to experience the profound impact of yoga on their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. The celebration will serve as a testament to the universal appeal and practice of yoga.

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Recognizing the significance of yoga in sports, the Indian Embassy organized a special yoga session for the Men’s and Women’s National Hockey teams of Oman. By emphasizing the importance of yoga in enhancing athletic performance and overall well-being, this initiative highlights the integration of yoga principles into the realm of sports.

Yoga for Special Needs: Therapeutic Benefits for Children

In a heartfelt gesture, the Embassy arranged a curated yoga session specifically designed for children with special needs. This session showcased the therapeutic benefits of yoga, contributing to their physical and emotional well-being. By promoting inclusivity and providing a nurturing environment, the Embassy demonstrates the positive impact of yoga on individuals with unique requirements.

Fusion of Tranquility and Landscapes: Promoting Cultural Exchange

The collaboration between the Indian Embassy and the Government of Oman seeks to visually depict the harmonious blend of yoga’s tranquility with Oman’s picturesque landscapes. By showcasing the serene connection between inner peace and the natural world, this initiative not only promotes tourism but also fosters cultural exchange between nations, highlighting the power of wellness practices in bringing people together.

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