China has become second home for Yoga: Indian official

 Over 1,000 yoga enthusiasts in China participated in the third international yoga conference held here today, prompting India's envoy to call the Communist country a second home for the ancient physical and spiritual discipline.

Yoga can treat death anxiety: Study

With yoga being widely recognised as an effective stress buster, new studies have found that it is useful in treating thanatophobia, an intense and irrational fear of death.

Attempts being made to impose vedic culture on Muslims: AIMPLB

Charging that efforts were being made to impose Hindu culture on other religions through introduction of yoga in schools, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board has sought support of other community leaders to launch a campaign against such attempts.

Biggest AYUSH hospital in Delhi to be completed in 6 months

 The biggest AYUSH hospital which will be built on the lines of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in south Delhi's Sarita Vihar is expected to be completed in six months and will cater to a capacity of 500 patients, Union minister of state for AYUSH Shripad Naik said.

Over 1500 yogic asanas shortlisted to thwart patenting by foreign MNCs, individuals

 In a move that will help thwart attempts by foreign MNCs and individuals to get patents and trademark on ancient yoga techniques, the government has shortlisted over 1500 asanas and videographed over 250, classifying them as "traditional knowledge" of the country.

192 countries participated in International Day of Yoga celebrations

The International Day of Yoga (IDY) on June 21 this year received a "positive" response and all the 193 member countries of United Nations except Yemen participated in the celebrations.

Indian archers to have Yoga sessions with Baba Ramdev for 2016 Rio Olympics
Indian archers to have Yoga sessions with Baba Ramdev for 2016 Rio Olympics

In a sport like archery where archers need better body positioning, enhance breathing techniques, and above all, an unflinching concentration, Yoga may come handy.

After yoga, climb a tree to boost your memory 

Climbing a tree and balancing on a beam along with yoga exercises can dramatically improve cognitive skills in adults too.

Yoga not made mandatory in KVs, JNVs: Smriti Irani

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday said that yoga will not be treated as a mandatory subject for students in Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, though it has been made a part of physical activity programme in schools.

At least twice a week yoga classes for CBSE affiliated schools

More than 15,000 schools affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have been advised to engage students "at least" twice a week in yoga classes as part of their physical activity programme.

AYUSH doctors in Karnataka on indefinite strike

 Karnataka's nearly 600 Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) doctors on Monday went on an indefinite strike here, demanding that their service should be regularised.

No proposal to introduce Yoga in Mizoram schools: School Education Minister

Mizoram government on Thursday ruled out implementing the "compulsory teaching of Yoga" in the educational institutions in the state.

No proposal to introduce Yoga in Mizoram schools: Minister

Mizoram government on Thursday ruled out implementing the "compulsory teaching of Yoga" in the educational institutions in the state.

Karan Tacker's yoga connection
Karan Tacker's yoga connection

Actor Karan Tacker, who is currently hosting singing reality show ‘The Voice India’, is an ardent follower of yoga.

Yoga looks difficult that's why I have not tried it: Vladimir Putin

 With Prime Minister Narendra Modi talking about yoga in a meeting with him here, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said the ancient Indian spiritual practice "looks difficult" and that is why he has not tried it.

Embrace yoga for a super sex life!

While the first International Yoga Day has rightfully positioned the nearly 5,000-year old Indian system of physical and mental rejuvenation on to the global mat, little do people know that there are some postures that, if done under proper guidance, can ramp up their sex life too.

Yoga practitioners at less risk of inflammatory diseases: Study

Yoga practitioners are at lesser risk of developing inflammation that could lead to cardiovascular diseases, cancer and Alzheimer, a study by Indian Institute of Science (IIS) has revealed.

On first International Yoga Day, ZEE breaks ground in New York

Under sunny blue skies, key political officials and more than 200 VIPs from the local community attended the ground-breaking ceremonty of the first-of-its-kind Nature Cure/Ayurvedic wellness center here.

Yoga made compulsory for 10-lakh strong central forces

The 10 lakh-strong paramilitary forces of the country have been asked by the Centre to include Yoga in their daily physical drills.

Congress questions PM Modi's silence on 'Lalitgate'

Senior Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao on Monday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on 'Lalitgate' issue during his 'Mann ki Baat' programme and on allegations against foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje.