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Yoga to be introduced in Saudi universities

Al-Marwai claimed that scientific studies have shown that its practice improves students' academic achievement, and is said to improve physical and mental health in five ways.

Riyadh: A virtual introductory lecture on yoga under the title “Yoga for University Students of Both Genders” was organised by the Saudi Yoga Committee, in collaboration with the Saudi Universities Sports Federation (SUSF) on Monday for all university representatives across Saudi Arabia.

The meeting was held yesterday at the SSUF headquarters in the Ministry of Education, Riyadh. The lecture aims to introduce both traditional yoga and yogasana sports to Saudi universities and give a variety of options to the students on university campuses to practice yoga.

Yoga has rapidly gained popularity in Saudi Arabia. It is seen as beneficial for their mental and physical health.

Saudi Yoga Committee President Nouf Al Marwai explained that the committee strives to achieve its vision of spreading yoga at large in Saudi society and therefore took the initiative to collaborate with the Saudi Universities Sports Federation. Al-Marwai points out the benefits of yoga practice for young men and women. Al-Marwai claimed that scientific studies have shown that its practice improves students’ academic achievement, and is said to improve physical and mental health in five ways.

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