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For the first time, Saudi Arabia will introduce yoga classes in universities

Saudi Arabia will introduce yoga in its universities in order to spread awareness and motivate its practice as a lifestyle for all segments of society, Saudi Gazette reported.

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The Saudi Yoga Committee organized a virtual introductory lecture on yoga for all university representatives throughout Saudi Arabia under the title “Yoga for University Students of Both Genders,” according to the report. This was done in collaboration with the Saudi Universities Sports Federation (SUSF).

The Saudi Committee for Yoga organized the conference at the SSUF headquarters in the Ministry of Education in Riyadh as part of an integrated system of programs and efforts to promote yoga as a lifestyle among all societal groups.

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The first yoga delegation to the kingdom from the Asian Yogasana Sports Federation in India for the training program for the initial group of Saudi yoga referees arrived at the same time as the event.

According to the report, the Saudi Yoga Committee and the Ministry of Sports are working together to hold the training, which will train Saudi yoga referees in the kingdom.

The lecture aims to introduce both traditional yoga and yogasana sports to Saudi universities and give a variety of options to the students on university campuses to practice yoga, whether for their mental and physical health or take it to an advanced level and join professional yogasana sports training to be part of competitions locally and internationally.

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It also shed the light on the system of professional yogasana competitions within the university sports and the university league. The lecture motivated the youth to join sustainable and professional yoga training.

Nouf Almarwaai, President of the Saudi Yoga Committee, explained that the committee seeks to achieve its vision of spreading yoga on a large scale within Saudi society, and therefore it took the initiative to cooperate with the Saudi Universities Sports Federation in order to build a generation of yoga lovers, especially young people, to enjoy physical and mental health.