We now know how many Indian government workers will get to do yoga

Three million.

Which is, and sounds like, a lot — although you do have to remember India has somewhere in the neighborhood of 1.2 billion people.

Still, the government is pushing ahead with its announced plan to promote yoga. From the Daily Mail:

India’s government said Friday it would provide free daily yoga classes for its 3 million employees and their families as it seeks to promote the ancient practice.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is an avid yoga fan who credits his strict regime of exercise and meditation for his ability to work long hours on just four or five hours’ sleep.

A public circular issued on Friday said the government was “organising regular yoga training sessions from April 1, 2015 for the benefit of central government employees and their dependents”.

If you’re like me, you paused at least for a second when you saw it would start April 1. Hmmm…

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