"Destressing" benefit of yoga underlined on international day

Asoke Mukerji. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The ability to relieve stress through the exercise of yoga is being underlined on the first ever UN day dedicated to the ancient Indian practice.

The UN General Assembly recognized its universal appeal by proclaiming 21 June as International Yoga Day.

Yoga is now practiced across the world by millions of people.

Carla Garcia has been speaking to India's Permanent Representative to the UN, Asoke Mukerji.

She began by asking him about the benefits of Yoga.

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