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The philosophy behind the ancient Indian practice of yoga has influenced various aspects of how India's society functions, from health and medicine to education and the arts. Based on unifying the mind with the body and soul for greater mental, spiritual and physical well being, it consists of a series of poses, meditation, controlled breathing, word chanting and other techniques. Traditionally transmitted from master to pupil, nowadays yoga ashrams, hermitages, educational institutions and community centres also help to transmit the practice.

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Place/region: India, Asia and the Pacific
Series: 2016 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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UMVS reference: HQFS-CLTICH-2016-RL-0116300003
Source ref.: DOC:0116300003. CAND:01163
Rights holder: UNESCO