Adopt a healthy lifestyle: J P Nadda

People should be encouraged to make healthier choices in life and also follow a lifestyle which fosters good health, Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda said here on Wednesday.

Coming up in Haryana: 10,000 gyms by Baba Ramdev

Yoga Guru Ramdev has said that ten thousand gyms would be opened throughout Haryana to promote yoga in the state.

Universities asked to hold Yoga demos, exhibitions on June 21

The UGC has directed all universities to organise a demonstration by yoga practitioners, an exhibition on yoga postures and an online competition on the occasion of International Day of Yoga on June 21.

Yoga reverses effects on brain marked by chronic pain

A new study has found that chronic pain causes brain anatomy changes and impairments, however, yoga prevents and reverses the effects of chronic pain on the brain.

Opposition unnnecessarily raising uproar over Land Bill: Ramdev

Haryana's Brand Ambassador for promotion of Yoga and Ayurveda Baba Ramdev on Sunday said that the Opposition was "unnecessarily" raising uproar over the Land Bill.

China to push for global recognition for Tai Chi

 China plans to push for global recognition for its ancient martial art Tai Chi following India's successful efforts to get June 21 designated as the International Yoga Day by the UN.

Yoga, Taichi unique medium to connect cultural heritage: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attended a joint Yoga-Taichi event here with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang and asserted that the disciplines are a unique medium to connect the cultural heritage of the two countries.

Holistic health care that world needs can be fulfilled by yoga: PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi while speaking at Yoga-Tai Chi joint event in Beijing says that the Holistic health care that world needs can be fulfilled by yoga.

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Ramdev was not considered for Padma awards: RTI response

Noted movie writer Salim Khan, former diplomat KS Bajpai and spiritual gurus Sri Ravi Shanker, Mohammed Burhanuddin and Mata Amritanandamayi had refused to accept the Padma awards this year while Ramdev was not considered for the honours, according to an RTI response.

India to organise 'Yoga festival' in China on UN Yoga day

India will organise Yoga Festival in China next month to commemorate the declaration of June 21 as International Yoga Day by the UN last year, besides organising a series of events in a number of Chinese cities.

Government constitutes task force for yoga promotion

The government on Wednesday said it has constituted an expert panel for the promotion, development and regulation of yoga and naturopathy.

Chinese take to yoga; to be discussed during PM Modi visit

The Chinese are taking to yoga in a big way, if what their officials here say are an indication. Of late, yoga has been gaining ground in China despite its traditional tai chi fitness practice. Even First Lady Peng Liyuan is said to be learning and practising yoga.

Yoga fever reaches Capitol Hill in US

After the White House and Pentagon and mushrooming of several studios across the nation, Yoga has conquered the last bastion in the US - the Congress.

Yoga at Capitol Hill

In a curtain-raiser event for the First International Day of Yoga on June 21, the newly founded Congressional Yogi Association organized the first-ever "Yoga on the Hill" at Capitol Hill, the seat of US parliament.

Yoga on Capitol Hill
Yoga on Capitol Hill

 In a curtain-raiser event for the First International Day of Yoga on June 21, the newly founded Congressional Yogi Association organized the first-ever "Yoga on the Hill" at Capitol Hill, the seat of US parliament.

Yoga now linked with medicine and fitness, not spirituality: Study

Yoga has become increasingly associated with medicine and fitness and decreasingly associated with spirituality, according to a new US study which examined how the meaning of yoga transformed in the past three decades.

Goa yoga instructor booked for raping foreign national

Police in the popular beach village of Anjuna have booked a well-known Goa-based yoga instructor for raping a foreigner, while his wife, also a yoga teacher, has been booked for threatening the victim.

Centre weighing options to standardise yoga, naturopathy

The Centre is evaluating various options to promote, develop, standardise and accredit yoga, as well as, naturopathy practises, training and therapies, AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik said Tuesday.

Yoga best therapy for non-communicable diseases: Dr Nagendra

Stressing on the need for physical exercise, yoga exponent Dr Nagendra Friday claimed that the practice could be the best therapy for non-communicable diseases (NCDS) like diabetes, asthma, obesity, stress, and hyper-tension.