VIENNA, 2 October 2015 – While world leaders are proclaiming an historical post-2015 Agenda with partnership engagements for the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations in New York, more than 200 delegates and representatives, from NGOs and academia around the world, have gathered in the United Nations in Vienna to commemorate the International Day of Non-Violence. The international conference titled, "Yoga – a Path to Non-Violence and World Peace" was organized by the Sri Swami Madhavananda World Peace Council (SSMWPC), an NGO in special consultative status with ECOSOC, on the initiative of its founder, Bharat Gaurav Vishwaguruji Maheshwarananda.
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Poor posture and bad habits in movement place undue of pressure on the spine. The resulting muscular tension is a frequent cause of back pain, which may also radiate to other areas of the body, such as the head, neck, arms and legs. This is why each Yoga Asana generally involves some part of the spine in the exercise.