YOGA

  • Will return to India to film 'Kungfu Yoga': Jackie Chan 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Asian cinematic icon Jackie Chan, whose latest actioner 'Dragon Blade' hits Indian screens on Friday, says he may come down to the country to shoot his new film 'Kungfu Yoga', the first project under a India-China co-production agreement signed during President Xi Jinping's visit here last September. When Chan...
  • Yoga classes for central government employees from April 1 March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Yoga classes will be held for central government employees and their dependents across the country from April onwards. "The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is organising regular Yoga training sessions from April 1, 2015 for the benefits of central government employees and their dependents," an official order issued...
  • Introduce yoga as part of educational curriculum: RSS March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Terming yoga the country's "civilisational contribution" to the world, RSS on Saturday called for its inclusion in educational curriculum in India. Hailing the UN move to name June 21 as the 'International Day of Yoga', it also urged that steps be taken to promote it in social life. A resolution...
  • Solar plane pilots do yoga to energise during long flights March 13, 2015

    Ahmedabad: As the fuel-free aeroplane Solar Impulse-2 gets energy from the sun, its pilots energise themselves by doing yoga to remain mentally and physically fit during their long flight hours. For pilots Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard of the single-seater Solar Impulse-2, which is on historic trip to fly around the...
  • Kejriwal's health improved but not allowed to meet outsiders says his doctor March 12, 2015

    Kejriwal's doctor has said that the condition of Kejriwal has improved drastically including his sugar levels which have come down to 180 from 300. The doctor has also said that his cough has improved. Kejriwal will not be meeting any outsiders and will return to Delhi on Monday. ...
  • Kejriwal leaves for treatment at a high-profile naturopathy centre in Bengaluru March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: A day after the ouster of Aam Aadmi Party members Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav were ousted from the party's Political Affairs Committee, party's national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has left for Bengaluru for treatment. Kejriwal will undergo naturopathy treatment for 10 days as he suffers...
  • Lenovo launches Yoga 3 Pro convertible ultrabook at Rs 1,14,990 in India February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Betting big on the tablet segment, Chinese technology giant Lenovo today said it will launch a slew of products in the coming months as it looks to expand its share in the Indian market. Lenovo, which ranks fourth in the tablet market here, said it has about 10 per...
  • Yoga will bring down rapes, claims BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: If yoga comes into the life of every common people, it will help in bringing down incidents of rape in the country, veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi said. In a remark that may spark a controversy, he also said that Muslims do yoga five times in a day...
  • Indian sets Guinness Yoga record in Hong Kong February 15, 2015

    Hong Kong: A 29-year-old Indian yoga teacher in Hong Kong on Sunday set a Guinness World Record for performing Yoga continuously for 40 hours non-stop, demonstrating more than 1,500 'asanas'. Yogaraj CP, a yoga instructor based here, broke the record for the 'Longest Yoga Marathon (Male)' by performing continuously for three...
  • Montana lawmaker says yoga pants should be illegal February 12, 2015

    A Montana legislative panel moved to kill an indecent exposure bill Wednesday after the lawmaker who introduced it said he thinks yoga pants should be illegal. Members of the House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to table House Bill 365, which Rep. David Moore introduced Tuesday. The proposal would have expanded the...
  • Surya namaskar made mandatory in 48,000 government schools in Rajasthan February 4, 2015

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan government has issued orders on Tuesday to make 'surya namaskar' mandatory in all government and private schools in the state with immediate effect. The order issued by the office is in line with that of Madhya Pradesh government which issued a similar direction a while back. Critics...
  • Ramdev made Haryana's brand ambassador January 15, 2015

    Haridwar: The BJP government in Haryana which has ambitious plans to promote yoga and ayurveda in a big way has appointed yoga guru Ramdev its brand ambassador. Announcing this at a press conference at the Divya Yog Mandir, Haryana's minister of sports and health Anil Vij said a herbal forest would...
  • Jacqueline Fernandez: Working with Aamir Khan is on everyone's wish list January 6, 2015

    Mumbai: After romancing one of Bollywood's most eligible bachelors Salman Khan in the film 'Kick', Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez is now keen to work with 'Mr. Perfectionist' Aamir Khan, who is currently enjoying the success of his recent release 'PK'. Jacqueline was present at the launch of fashion photographer Dabboo...
  • 'Erotic' yoga keeps singer Lindsay Lohan fit January 6, 2015

    Los Angeles: Lindsay Lohan is a huge fan of S Factor, a form of exercise she describes as "erotic yoga", as it helps her to keep fit. S Factor is an an exercise class which combines pole dancing with pilates and yoga. Lohan says that the "sensual" movements help her maintain...
  • Yoga guru Ramdev displays wrestling skills January 5, 2015

    Haridwar: Yoga guru Ramdev on Monday displayed his wrestling skills at an event held at Patanjali Yogpeeth to mark its 20th foundation day. Ramdev took part in wrestling bout with 65 kg weight category wrestler Vipin after being ushered into the ring by famous wrestler Sushil Kumar's team. Ramdev said he had...
  • PM Modi hails UN decision on Yoga December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday night expressed joy over the UN General Assembly adopting an India-led resolution declaring June 21 as 'International Day of Yoga' and thanked all the 177 nations of the global body. "Elated! Have no words to describe my joy on the @UN declaring 21st...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob December 11, 2014

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  • United Nations adopts June 21 as World Yoga Day December 11, 2014

    In a proud moment for India, the United Nations has adopted June 21 as World Yoga Day on Thursday night after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged the world community to celebrate Indian yoga at the international level in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in September. The decision...
  • Watch: Yoga for back pain December 11, 2014

    Boat position is excellent for improving your back strength as well as your balancing coordination. So the full position starts with the lying position and in one swift movement as you exhale, you come all the way up and you hold the position, you can repeat it a few times...
  • Watch: Training expert Vesna Jacob teaches yoga moves December 11, 2014

    The UN is to declare June 21 as World Yoga Day after Narendra Modi urged the world community to celebrate Indian yoga at the international level. "We are so excited that yoga will get international recognition," said a yoga instructor. ...
  • After Modi's appeal, United Nations to declare June 21 as World Yoga Day today December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a proud moment for India, the United Nations will declare June 21 as World Yoga Day on Thursday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged the world community to celebrate Indian yoga at the international level in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in September....
  • UN to declare June 21 as World Yoga Day, says Sushma Swaraj December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The United Nations will soon declare June 21 as World Yoga Day following a proposal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday. "Three months ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appealed to the world community that India's yoga should be celebrated as...
  • Lenovo launches new Yoga tablets in India; prices start at Rs 20,990 October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese electronics giant Lenovo said it is all set to become India's third largest smartphone company with the completion of $2.91 billion acquisition of US-based handset maker Motorola later this year. The company is already the number one player in the PC market in India. In the Indian smartphone...
  • Austrian school drops yoga on religious grounds after mother complains the word yoga 'had negative effects' October 9, 2014

    An Austrian primary school has dropped yoga classes for children after a mother argued that yoga goes against Christian teachings. Yoga teacher Ingrid Karner says she was told to stop classes at the school in the southeastern village of Dechantskirchen after a complaint "that it's not allowed, according to the...
  • Barack Obama expresses interest in yoga October 3, 2014

    Washington: Impressed by the "energy and vigour" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent visit to the US despite being on fast, President Barack Obama has expressed his interest in yoga, officials have said. While the First Lady has been instrumental in introducing yoga inside the White House, Obama appeared...
  • Hindu-American Tulsi Gabbard promises Narendra Modi to support International Yoga day October 2, 2014

    Washington: The first Hindu-American Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has promised Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lead an effort towards a Congressional resolution in support of International Yoga Day. Gabbard, in a statement, said she made a commitment to Modi to take the lead in Congress to pass a resolution in support...
  • It's fantastic that PM Modi pitched for yoga at UN, says New York instructor September 28, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched for Yoga and suggested the UN to celebrate International Yoga Day once a year. He called yoga an invaluable gift of Indian civilisation. A yoga instructor in New York said, "Yoga is enormously good for the body. It clears the energy channels. It makes you...
  • PM Modi talks 'strong SAARC' with neighbours; gets Yoga Day support September 28, 2014

    New York: Taking forward his 'neighbourhood first' policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday discussed matters of regional and bilateral cooperation with top leaders of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. The three neighbouring leaders also promised their full support to Modi's suggestion to the UN to celebrate International Yoga Day once...