Nearly 2,000 pregnant women perform yoga together and set a world record

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The pregnant women set the Guinness Book of World Record on International Yoga Day by performing the ancient form of exercise together at Rajkot, Gujarat

Many women wonder if they can practice yoga during pregnancy. And if you had a similar question, then get ready to meet the 2,000 odd pregnant women who just answered your question.

The ladies set a world record on International Yoga Day by performing together at Rajkot, Gujarat. They were among the 1.25 crore participants of the second International Yoga Day celebrations. These events were held across the 40,000 venues in Gujarat.

Interestingly, a total count of 1,632 participants were taken into account when they set the Guinness Book of World Records. But this not the first time such a record has been created.

This record was earlier held by China. At the time, nearly 900 pregnant women participated in the yoga practice.

But that's not all.

Apart from these amazing ladies, about 8,000 children made the longest human chain to ever participate in a yoga session!

Purpose of the event

On the occasion District Collector Vikrant Pandey told the media, "Yoga sends a strong message that it can be very useful and beneficial. We want pre-natal yoga to be introduced permanently for pregnant ladies. We have started it in Rajkot. We will provide this to 20,000 women."

"More than 140 private doctors and more than 80 government doctors are associated with this. I am hopeful this message would be beneficial to all," he added.

While this was a state event, the main event was held at the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a participant.

Continue reading to see how some celebs are celebrating International Yoga Day.

How celebs are celebrating International Yoga Day

While these mums are laying the foundation of fitness for many, our celebs are also putting their love for yoga on display.

Celeb mum, Shilpa Shetty Kundra is known for her love for fitness and yoga and is a regular at it. No wonder then she celebrates this day quite seriously and also advises others to follow suit.

#Yoga is your way to give back to your body and soul. The result? A healthier, fitter and amazing you! Happy #InternationalYogaDay

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Another celebrity who swears by fitness is Bipasha Basu.

And she showed us some sexy yoga moves along with her husband Karan Singh Grover, who is also a fitness enthusiast. 

Clearly, a couple that works out together, stays together!

Read: 5 Bollywood mums who swear by Yoga

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Deepshikha Punj