Yoga is widely practiced for good health and relaxation. It includes breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is known to be a active supporter of healthy lifestyles, fitness and sports, has promised the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he will to go in for yoga on the condition that his level of bodily fitness will allow him to do so.
Putin said, "Yoga is something I've never done so far but it can't help being attractive. I'll see what my condition permits me to do proceeding from the level of my physical fitness. When you look at real yogis, it seems no one can attain this kind of perfection and the thought stops you."
The President made the remark at a meeting with Prime Minister Modi on the sidelines of the simultaneous summits of BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at Ufa in the western Urals, after Modi thanked Moscow for supporting India's idea to mark June 21 as International Yoga Day at the level of the UN. Modi also thanked the Russian side for widely marking the International Yoga Day this year.