Indian Prime Minister posts video of morning fitness routine

Indian Prime Minister Modi is shown practicing his yoga in the garden during his morning exercise routine

(CNN)Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made no secret of his passion for yoga, routinely promoting the health benefits of the ancient Indian practice.

But on Wednesday, the 67-year-old fitness fanatic took things a step further, sharing a video online inviting Indians to follow along with his "refreshing and rejuvenating" morning exercise routine.
The 1.48 minute video shows a barefooted Modi in an outdoor setting, flexing over a boulder and walking backwards. He later walks on along a circular track inspired by the "five elements of nature," while wielding a wooden staff.
    The Prime Minister is the latest high-profile Indian celebrity to take up the #FitnessChallenge craze sweeping the country, in which people post homemade motivational fitness videos online, and challenge others to do the same.
    Modi was initially challenged by Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli on Twitter in May.
    The challenge is a part of a larger campaign, #HumFitTohIndiaFit ("India's fit if we are fit") started by Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, a former Olympic silver medalist and current Indian Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports.
    Other Indian celebrities, such as Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone, have responded to the challenge, resulting in the #FitnessChallenge becoming a trending topic on Twitter in India.
    Modi himself challenged Karnataka's Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, Indian table tennis player Manika Batra and the entire Indian Police Service.