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International Day of Yoga: PM Kicks Off Mass Yoga at Lucknow

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On the occasion of International Day of Yoga on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, the Prime Minister participated in a mass Yoga demonstration event in Lucknow where thousands of people gathered at the Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan despite continuous rain in the city. Addressing them, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his greetings from Lucknow to all those joining the Yoga Day celebrations ...

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Yoga Tools Mobile App for Basic Practice Released in Chennai

Coinciding with the International Yoga day that was held all over the world, Chennai-based Isha Foundation has released a basic Yoga App called “Yoga Tools from Sadhguru” that offers 7 yoga practice postures for those new to Yoga. The Isha Foundation founder Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev said, “This is not serious Yoga, this is called as UpaYoga or Pre Yoga. It’s ...

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India Showcases Yoga, Not Tanks on Rajpath Today (Photos)

Rajpath was once a showcase of military might and popular protests and when Gandhi’s Statue was slated to adorn Delhi gate, foreign media was sarcastic about the statue overseeing tanks and guns. Now that India not only held the military parade on Rajpath but also turned into a the world’s largest congregation to showcase its ancient exercise YOGA to instill ...

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Ramzan, Ramdev, Yoga Day: Passions Rise High

As India gears up to hold a massive International Yoga Day on June 21, Sunday, the rumblings from the Muslims have taken cetre-stage bringing passions upfront at a time when the Islamic holy month of Ramzan is on with fasting underway already. When some Muslims opted out of the yoga day since Surya Namaskar is against the tenets of their ...

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Will Yoga Answer India’s Chronic Constipation Problem?

As India heralds the massive participation in International Yoga Day on Sunday, leaving aside protesting voices on religious tones, focus is on its merits, especially what it can do to answer the country’s chronic constipation problem. A recent survey revealed that 14% of Indians suffer from constipation and the film PIKU by Amitabh Bachchan was able to highlight the subtle problem many ...

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Yoga Day Pointer to Recover Our Heritage: Historian

Yoga originated in India but this spiritual and mental discipline has failed to resonate with the country’s masses, who mostly seek its virtues of physical fitness. But filmmaker and art historian Benoy K. Behl feels the Indian government’s emphasis on yoga and the UN celebrating World Yoga Day June 21 have set the pace for a long innings. “Actually, it ...

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