"I have been a practitioner of yoga for years, and you can't believe the positive difference it has made in my life," he said in a tweet.

"Yoga is the anchor of my life," he added.

Modi's tweet said “I am seeing the tremendous enthusiasm among all of you after the UN declared June 21 as the 'International Day of Yoga.' It is very gladdening.”

"The fact that 177 nations across all continents came together and co-sponsored the resolution shows the integrative power of yoga. I urge all of you, especially the youth, to take up yoga and practice it diligently and regularly. It will truly transform your lives as well," he tweeted further.

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