YOGA

  • 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...
  • UNGA summit: PM Modi calls for adoption of an 'International Yoga Day' September 27, 2014

    Speaking about the benefits of yoga at the UNGA summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said, "Yoga is an invaluable gift that our civilization has given the world. Let us adopt an International Yoga Day." ...
  • Modi asks world leaders to adopt International Yoga Day September 27, 2014

    United Nations: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the world leaders to adopt an International Yoga Day, saying that by changing lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. "Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day," Modi said in his maiden address to the...
  • Yoga synchronises heart, mind, and body: PM Modi's advise to everyone September 21, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "I'm fortunate that I was introduced to the world of yoga and pranayama at an early age. That has been very useful to me. I always advise everyone to make this a part of their lives. Sometimes,...
  • BKS Iyengar, the man who introduced Yoga to the world August 23, 2014

    CNNIBN pays tribute to BKS Iyengar, the man who introduced Yoga to the world. One of India's best known Yoga Guru, Iyengar died on Wednesday in Pune. He was 96 years old. ...
  • US media hail Iyengar as one of the greatest yoga gurus August 22, 2014

    Washington: Mainstream American media and yoga experts have mourned the loss of BKS Iyengar, calling him one of the greatest yoga gurus who was instrumental in bringing the physical and spiritual exercise to West. Iyengar died on Wednesday at the age of 95 in Pune. "No other individual has been as...
  • Indian Yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies at 96 in Pune August 20, 2014

    Pune: One of India's best known Yoga Guru BKS Iyengar died on Wednesday in Pune. He was 96 years old. Iyengar was diagnosed with heart pumping failure and had suffered two heart attacks in 1998 and 2000. The founder of the school of Iyengar Yoga and considered to be the...
  • Harsh Vardhan faces flak for saying sex education should be banned June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is facing severe criticism for his remark that sex education should be banned in schools. The Congress has said that such views by him show that he has a medieval mindset. "If India's Health Minister has such views, then it shows that he has no...
  • Ban sex education in schools, says Health Minister Harsh Vardhan June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Just a couple of days after the row over Health Minister Harsh Vadhan's remarks on fidelity over condoms to prevent AIDS, there is another controversy now surrounding his views on sex education. Vardhan stated on his website that sex education in schools should be banned. In his 'vision...
  • 12yearold girl becomes US' youngest Yoga teacher May 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: A 12yearold girl from California has become the youngest female certified yoga instructor in the United States. Jaysea DeVoe joined the yoga staff at Bergamot Spa in March this year, and since then the tween has attracted a growing following of devotees both at home and from abroad. Jaysea discovered...
  • This cosmic yoga video clip is so high on laughter therapy that it will completely make your day! May 3, 2014

    When you hear the word yoga you would probably imagine a few difficult postures, deep meditation, and a lot of spiritual talk. This cosmic yoga clip is a laugh riot from the word go and his antics could result in serious case of manic laughter. Yogi Ramesh Pandey will teach...
  • Ramdev defies EC ban, blasts Congress in press conference in Himachal April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Holding a press conference in Himachal Pradesh, despite an Election Commission ban on his campaigns in the state, yoga expert Baba Ramdev on Monday accused the Congress of misusing the poll body. "The EC is under the Congress's control. The Congress is not allowing the EC to work properly....
  • Jacqueline Fernandez is a pro at Headstand April 15, 2014

    Jacqueline Fernandez is taking yoga classes these days and has already learnt a lot. And if that's not all, the actress has also become a pro at a yogic-headstand referred to as the Sirshasana, the first and most important of the 12 basic postures of hatha yoga which is known to...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 25, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Kejriwal to take on Modi in Varanasi March 25, 2014

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday addressed a rally in Varanasi and said that he will fight Lok Sabha elections against BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. ...
  • A Billion Votes: All the elections buzz from battleground Varanasi March 25, 2014

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday addressed a rally in Varanasi and said that he will fight Lok Sabha elections against BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. ...
  • Week-long International Yoga Festival concludes in Rishikesh March 8, 2014

    The curtain came down on Saturday on the week-long International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan on the banks of the Ganga here with over 600 participants from 50 countries learning the nuances of the ancient Indian system of physical and spiritual well being at the annual event. "The participants left with...
  • Daily yoga reduces stress in breast cancer patients: Study March 4, 2014

    New York: For breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy, yoga exercises can help regulate stress hormones and improve the overall quality of life. While simple stretching exercises counteracted fatigue, patients who participated in yoga exercises experienced improved ability to engage in their daily activities, better general health and better regulation...
  • Harish Rawat vows to create zero-pollution zone in Uttarakhand March 1, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday advocated creation of a zero-pollution zone in the hill state to present a model of environment conservation to the world. Inaugurating the week-long International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh, Rawat spoke at length about the fragile Himalayan ecology and said creation of a zero-pollution zone...
  • No copyright or trademark in Yoga, pranic healing asanas, rules HC January 14, 2014

    Exclusive rights over yoga and pranic exercises, which are derivatives of ancient technique of yoga in India, cannot be claimed under the Copyright Act, the Delhi High Court has held. The court made the observations while rejecting the plea of Philippinesbased Institute for Inner Studies seeking to restrain some persons from...
  • Goa: Yoga instructor rapes Dutch woman, arrested December 10, 2013

    A yoga instructor has allegedly raped a 25yearold Dutch woman at her rented room in Morjim village, around 45 kms from Panaji, police said. The accused, Krishna Sharma, who is in his thirties and hails from Uttar Pradesh, was arrested at Dabolim airport on Tuesday when he was trying to...
  • Yoga instructor from UP arrested for raping a Dutch woman in Goa December 10, 2013

    A yoga instructor has allegedly raped a 25yearold Dutch woman at her rented room in Morjim village, around 45 kms from Panaji, police said. The accused, Krishna Sharma, who is in his thirties and hails from Uttar Pradesh, was arrested at Dabolim airport on Tuesday when he was trying to escape...
  • Police register cases against Ramdevs Divya Yoga Trust November 29, 2013

    Uttarakhand Police on Friday registered two more cases against Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's 'Divya Yoga Mandir Trust' for allegedly breaching norms in two land purchases in Roorkee town of Haridwar. The Trust has been accused of violating the terms regarding the use of the land, officials said. With this, the number of...