Saudi Arabia is set to introduce yoga in its universities due to its significance for mental and physical health, reported Arab News.
Several agreements will be signed with major universities in Saudi Arabia to support and promote yoga over the next few months, according to Saudi Yoga Committee President Nouf Al-Marwaai.
During her participation in the fourth session, titled “Development and Promotion of New Sports Games in Universities,” Al-Marwaai explained that the committee was striving hard to introduce yoga to universities, emphasizing the importance of practising it for health and wellness, reported Arab News.
“Yoga gives its practitioners many health benefits (for) both physical and mental well-being,” she said, adding, “one of the most important pillars of achieving Vision 2030 is to enhance participation in sports activities, and to achieve sports excellence locally, continentally, and internationally.”
She added that yoga is not just meditation and relaxation as some might believe, …