Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced the launch of the M-Yoga app for yoga training videos that will be available worldwide in different languages and said that the application will play a 'great role' in expanding yoga across the globe.
While addressing the nation on the occasion of the seventh International Yoga Day, PM Modi said, "When India proposed the International Yoga Day before the World Health Organisation (WHO), we wanted Yoga to be easily available to the people around the world."
"In collaboration with World Health Organisation (WHO), India has taken another important step. Now there will be M-Yoga app, which will have yoga training videos in different languages for people across the world," the Prime Minister said.
"The M-Yoga app will be a great example of the fusion of modern technology and ancient science. I believe that the application will play a great role in expanding Yoga across the world and will make the 'One World, One Health' motto a success," he said.
The Prime Minister added, "The mantra of 'Yoga se sahyog tak' will show us the way of new future and make will give power to the humanity." This year, the theme of the occasion is 'Yoga For Wellness', and will focus on practicing Yoga for physical and mental well-being.
Here's all you need to about the M-Yoga app:
The WHO has developed the mYoga app with support from the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (Ministry of AYUSH), Government of India
According to WHO's website, the app was developed through review of scientific literature and extensive international expert consultation.
The app does not collect any data from users. "The app is safe and secure, collecting no data from users at all, and can be used as a daily yoga companion for persons aged 12-65 years," WHO said on its website.
The app is available in French, English and in Hindi, with other UN languages following in the coming months.
The app comprises a collection of videos and audio practice sessions that users can do in the comfort of their own home.