Saudi Arabia approves Yoga, declares it as sports activity


By Muslim Mirror Desk,

New Delhi : While indian Muslims are debating and opposing Yoga the Saudi Ministry of Trade and Industry has listed Yoga under sports activities and now people in Saudi Arabia can practice it freely.

Earlier Indian diplomatic mission in 2015 had organised yoga sessions in many indian schools in Saudi Arabia after United Nations declared June 21 as International Yoga Day.

The whole credit goes to 37-year old Nouf Marwaai, the woman who dedicated her life in promoting Yoga in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf.

According to reports, Marwaai had recently approached Princess Reema Bint Bandar Alsaud, member of Royal Council and deputy of the General Sports Authority, to make Yoga official. The princess had assured her and had said, “Things are changing and they will soon approve sports for women.”


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