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Also yoga on UNESCO heritage list

Also yoga on UNESCO heritage list

The United Nations (UN) organisation UNESCO has yoga Thursday on its list of intangible heritage.

The Indian tradition is Thursday, recognized, reports UNESCO. The decision was taken in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, where the UN organization this week to discuss.

Yoga consists of physical exercises, meditation, breathing exercises and other techniques to the “mental, spiritual and physical well-being to promote,” writes UNESCO.

“Yoga is based on the harmony of mind, body and soul. (…) It is done by young and old, without distinction on the basis of gender, class or religion, and has become popular worldwide.”

Female divers

There were Thursday more cultural traditions on the list of intangible heritage, including the Egyptian art of Tahtib, the rumba (dance and music) from Cuba and the Haenyeo; South Korean women divers.

Wednesday was the Belgian beer culture as intangible heritage is considered.

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