Jeddah: Delegates from 11 Arab countries took part in a workshop held by the Saudi Yoga Committee in Jeddah as part of the Arab Youth Empowerment Program organized by the Ministry of Sports.
The workshop and lecture on Saturday explained yoga’s role in improving quality of life, and outlined its growing popularity in the Arab world.
Those present were also briefed on the developments and practices of yoga in the Kingdom.
Nouf Marwaai, head of the committee, said that the lecture and training workshop were part of a plans to launch competitions and events to promote the sport, and encourage physical and psychological well-being.
The committee is seeking to “build a healthy generation of sports lovers, both amateurs and professionals,” and form qualified teams to take part in events and tournaments, she added.
It also aims to train referees and work with affiliated gyms in various Saudi cities.
The Arab Youth Empowerment Program runs until Dec. 30 under the umbrella of the Ministry of Sports.