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Narendra Modi Celebrates Yoga Day in Chandigarh

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Narendra Modi Celebrates Yoga Day in Chandigarh

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, today celebrated the second International Day of Yoga in Chandigarh. According to a government statement, Modi joined approximately 30,000 participants in a mass Yoga demonstration. Addressing the gathering at the Capitol Complex, the Prime Minister said that today, people in all parts of the country have connected with [...]

Chandigarh Gets Ready to Celebrate Yoga Day

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Chandigarh Gets Ready to Celebrate Yoga Day

A theme song for International Day of Yoga, named ‘Yog Geet’ has been released this year in addition to the Yoga Protocol. The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will lead the second International Day of Yoga celebrations in Chandigarh on the morning of 21st of June. The function will begin at 6.30 am and [...]

Why India Wants to Make Yoga a Mass Movement

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Why India Wants to Make Yoga a Mass Movement

Yoga being a passive exercise makes you lazy and lethargic, although modern Yogis try to falsely convince themselves that they are getting healthier. By Rakesh Raman A minister in the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shripad Yesso Naik, has asked people to participate in the International Day of Yoga celebrations being held [...]

Is Yoga an Exercise for All Religions?

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Is Yoga an Exercise for All Religions?

Yoga being a passive exercise makes you lazy and lethargic, although modern Yogis try to falsely convince themselves that they are getting healthier. By Rakesh Raman Yoga is largely a Hindu-only exercise, as it was first practiced in ancient India by Hindu Sanyasis (or ascetics) as part of their lifelong practice of self-denial. However, the [...]

Can Traditional Medicine Cure Cancer?

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Can Traditional Medicine Cure Cancer?

The first U.S.-India Workshop on Traditional Medicine (March 3-4, 2016) began in New Delhi today. The Workshop was jointly inaugurated by the Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) and Health & Family Welfare, Shripad Yesso Naik and U.S. Ambassador to India, Richard Verma and Assistant Secretary of Global Affairs at HHS, Ambassador Jimmy Kolker. [...]

Free Yoga Classes at the Cleveland World Festival

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Free Yoga Classes at the Cleveland World Festival

For the third consecutive year, Pink Lotus Yoga will be offering free outdoor yoga classes at the Cleveland World Festival on Sunday, August 2. Classes will be offered on the hour starting at 1 p.m. with the final class starting at 5 p.m. The classes will be held in the Croatian Garden (just south of [...]

10 Reasons Why Yoga May Not be Good for You

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10 Reasons Why Yoga May Not be Good for You

The UN has declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga because like Narendra Modi, UN is leaving no stone unturned to get cheap publicity. By Rakesh Raman When India’s hype-driven Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the UN chief Ban Ki-moon that Yoga is somethin’ good, somethin’ useful, Ban stood on one foot to [...]

Is Yoga an Exercise for Hindus Only?

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Is Yoga an Exercise for Hindus Only?

Muslims in India are up in arms about the subtle imposition of Yoga in the country at the behest of Narendra Modi who is regarded as a Prime Minister of Hindus by the ummah. Muslims argue that Yoga is a Hindu exercise being promoted by Modi who is hell-bent to make India a Hindu Rashtra [...]

Yoga for Health, Yoga for Success, Yoga for Love

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Yoga for Health, Yoga for Success, Yoga for Love

The United Nations (UN) has declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga. The resolution by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, supported by over 177 countries recognizes that “yoga provides a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.” As part of the International Day of Yoga celebrations, a yoga organization Isha Foundation has released online [...]

Lole White Tour Yoga Events in Museum Setting

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Lole White Tour Yoga Events in Museum Setting

Canadian lifestyle and activewear brand, Lole, launches the 2014 Lole White Tour. It is a series of yoga events in major museums around the world. The tour will stop in five cities: Barcelona, New York, Montreal, Toronto and Edmonton. Each session promises to be a unique and vibrant experience for both the body and soul, [...]

Exhibition on the Visual History of Yoga

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Exhibition on the Visual History of Yoga

Opening Oct. 19 at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, “Yoga: The Art of Transformation”—claimed to be the world’s first exhibi­tion about the discipline’s visual history—will reveal its meanings and histories over the past 2,000 years. “The Art of Transformation,” on view through Jan. 26, 2014, explores yoga’s philosophies and its goals of transforming body and [...]

One-day Protest of Baba Ramdev Ends

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One-day Protest of Baba Ramdev Ends

The Indian Yoga Guru, Ramdev, who began his hunger strike Saturday against mounting corruption in India was forced by the police to end his protest. The saffron-clad sadhu, who has sky-high political ambitions and has announced his plans to field his candidates for all the 543 seats in the next Parliament elections of India, has [...]