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  • Bade Ghulam Ali Khan’s yoga mudra

    She was a diligent practitioner of yoga...

    If yoga flourished in India during her time, it grew as a gentle nudge from non-state gurus that doted on her, as a traditional Indian technique for meditation and good health...

  • India PM Modi's yoga offensive gets Muslims stressed

    NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to seize on yoga as India's signature cultural export have his Hindu nationalist allies swelling with pride, but are leaving minority religious groups feeling marginalised...

    An enthusiastic practitioner of the regimen himself, Modi set up a new ministry for yoga last year...

  • Yoga with goats craze takes off in US

    LOS ANGELES: Adonna Ebrahimi is stretched out on her yoga mat, struggling to maintain a cobra pose — and her composure — as a couple of baby goats do a balancing act on her back...

    Welcome to “Goat Yoga”, the latest fitness craze sweeping the United States, where young and old are lining up for the popular classes that leave participants not only saying “namaste” but also in stitches...

  • Yoga the secret behind Germany's world domination

    BERLIN: In the macho world of international football, world champions Germany have taken a more spiritual approach and will again employ a yoga teacher, whose pupils include Madonna and Sting, to help prepare for Euro 2016...

    “To my knowledge, I was the only yoga teacher working with a national team at the World Cup in Brazil,” Munich-based yoga teacher Patrick Broome told AFP...

  • Twist and chant: India gears up for Modi's Yoga Day

    NEW DELHI: The heart of India's capital will transform into a sea of colourful mats Sunday as thousands perform the camel, cobra and other postures for the first International Yoga Day championed by Narendra Modi...

    Shortly after dawn on a New Delhi boulevard, some 35,000 bureaucrats, students, soldiers and others are to take part in the 35-minute mass outdoor yoga session, hopeful of qualifying for the Guinness Book of Records... ...

  • Indian Muslims angry over Yoga Day 'Om' chant proposal

    NEW DELHI: Muslim groups on Wednesday slammed a directive from India's Hindu nationalist government for participants in International Yoga Day to chant “Om”, citing religious bias...

    The mass outdoor yoga session, to be held in June for its second year, is an initiative spearheaded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is seeking to reclaim the practice as an historic part of Indian culture...

  • Muslims in India angry over Yoga Day ‘Om’ chant proposal

    NEW DELHI: Muslim groups on Wednesday slammed a directive from India’s Hindu nationalist government for participants in International Yoga Day to chant “Om”, citing religious bias...

    The mass outdoor yoga session, to be held in June for its second year, is an initiative spearheaded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is seeking to reclaim the practice as an historic part of Indian culture...

  • Millions across India, world take part in Yoga Day exercises

    NEW DELHI: Millions of yoga enthusiasts bent and twisted their bodies in complex postures across India and much of the world on Sunday to mark the first International Yoga Day...

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had lobbied the United Nations to declare June 21 as the global Yoga Day, spread his mat among rows of people, including his Cabinet members and foreign diplomats, at New Delhi's main thoroughfare that has been...

  • Na-Mo's Yoga Day: Bollywood Yogis unite for asanas

    After Narendra Modi’s yogi habits were out for everyone to see, many stars from B-town decided to follow their minister’s suit and showed the world that they knew all the asanas too at the International Yoga Day...

    He also persuaded the UNO to declare June 21 as International Yoga Day the first of which was observed yesterday in New Delhi...

  • Millions take part in world yoga day events

    CHANDIGARH: Prime Minister Narendra Modi described yoga as a “people’s mass movement” as he took to the mat on Tuesday along with millions of others in India and overseas to celebrate the ancient practice...

    Across India, schoolchildren, sailors, soldiers and bureaucrats bent and twisted their bodies from early morning at mass outdoor sessions to mark the second International Yoga Day...

  • Shorter stretch for Indian prisoners who pass yoga exam

    MUMBAI: Prison officers in western India have come up with a novel way for convicts to secure early release — master some yoga poses and pass an exam, an official said Wednesday...

    Prisoners have to answer questions such as "What is Yoga?" and "How does it help you?" as well as perform a series of complex moves...

  • Indian 'oldest man ever' says yoga, celibacy key to age

    KOLKATA: Looking remarkably unlined for his claimed 120 years, an Indian monk who says he is the oldest man to have ever lived puts his longevity down to no sex or spices, and daily yoga...

    If true, his life would have spanned three centuries, but despite his apparent age he remains strong enough to perform yoga for hours at a time...

  • Yoga on the go

    Because while us mortals return from our trips a few pounds heavier and too ashamed to face our own treadmills, Meesha Shafi’s Instagram account is full of stunning photos of her in a variety of yoga postures against beautiful vistas around the world...

    “Previously, I would wait for the crazy days to pass before recommitting to my yoga and well-being,” said Meesha, “But I have had to revise that...

  • HEALTH: What yoga taught me

    But two years ago, I began yoga and I often find myself sitting in a cross- legged, lotus position with my hands on my knees, palms facing upwards, trying to focus on being upright, silent and mindful of the present, both figuratively and physically while struggling with an avalanche of thoughts that clutter my head...

    Winding down at the end of a yoga session with a savasana, or corpse pose as it is commonly known, seemed to me...

  • UN adds yoga’s Indian philosophy to heritage list

    ADDIS ABABA: The ancient Indian philosophy behind yoga, the mind-body discipline now practised the world over, on Thursday joined Unesco’s list of “intangible” world heritage...

    “Designed to help individuals build self-realisation, ease any suffering they may be experiencing and allow for a state of liberation, (yoga) is practised by the young and old without discriminating against gender, class or religion,” Unesco added in a...

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