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Yoga is gift to the West by Guruji: Murli Manohar Joshi

Joshi was addressing a session at Balewadi stadium on Friday as part of the concluding event of the 10-day BKS Iyengar birth centenary year celebrations that included practical exposition of Iyengar yoga
Former HRD Minister Murli Manohar Joshi while giving speech at the concluding event of the 10-day BKS Iyengar birth centenary year celebrations at Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi.(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)
Former HRD Minister Murli Manohar Joshi while giving speech at the concluding event of the 10-day BKS Iyengar birth centenary year celebrations at Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi.(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 15, 2018 03:49 PM IST
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Yoga is bridging distance between India and Argentina, says PM Modi

“Yoga is India’s gift to the world for health, wellness and peace. It connects us with wellness and happiness,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi at ‘Yoga for Peace’ event in Argentina.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a Yoga for Peace event at La Rural Convention Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Thursday.(AP Photo)
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a Yoga for Peace event at La Rural Convention Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Thursday.(AP Photo)
Updated on Nov 30, 2018 10:27 AM IST
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Telangana assembly elections 2018: Yoga in schools, Sanskrit varsity find place in BJP manifesto

The Bharatiya Janata Party in its manifesto for the December 7 Assembly polls in Telangana, has proposed introduction of Yoga in schools and colleges and setting up a Sanskrit University in the state.
The Bharatiya Janata Party in its manifesto for the December 7 Assembly polls in Telangana, has proposed introduction of Yoga in schools and colleges.(PTI)
The Bharatiya Janata Party in its manifesto for the December 7 Assembly polls in Telangana, has proposed introduction of Yoga in schools and colleges.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 12, 2018 06:21 PM IST
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Mansi Gulati’s book ‘Yoga And Mindfulness’ launched by VP Venkaiah Naidu

Mansi Gulati addressed the audience and spoke about the benefits of yoga. She said her book ‘Yoga and Mindfulness’ revolves around the fact that yoga, is not mere asanas, but anything you do with mindfulness and dedication is yoga.
Mansi Gulati’s book on yoga helps in understanding the philosophy behind the practice and also illustrates with the aid of pictures how the various asanas are executed.(AFP)
Mansi Gulati’s book on yoga helps in understanding the philosophy behind the practice and also illustrates with the aid of pictures how the various asanas are executed.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 03, 2018 12:21 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, New Delhi

Sitting is being considered the new smoking, your desk job is to blame

New scientific studies around backaches becoming a lifestyle disorder suggest that sitting could be the new smoking. Your desk job could be your worst enemy if caution isn’t practised in good time.
Lower backache issues can make one incapacitated, but there’s a solution(Getty Images)
Lower backache issues can make one incapacitated, but there’s a solution(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 14, 2018 05:52 PM IST
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Ayush app to locate certified yoga teachers and schools

The app will list yoga instructors and institutes that have been validated by experts from the Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN) under the ministry.
A mobile-based app to help users locate certified yoga instructors and institutes around them has been commissioned by the ministry, which regulates alternative systems of medicine, including yoga.(Representative Image/HT Photo)
A mobile-based app to help users locate certified yoga instructors and institutes around them has been commissioned by the ministry, which regulates alternative systems of medicine, including yoga.(Representative Image/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 12, 2018 06:49 AM IST
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NCERT tells schools to introduce ‘yogic activities’ from Class 6

The guidelines have been shared with all states and union territories for implementation.
Every school needs to offer health and physical education as a compulsory subject from classes 1 to 10 as part of the plan.(HT File Photo)
Every school needs to offer health and physical education as a compulsory subject from classes 1 to 10 as part of the plan.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 11, 2018 09:12 PM IST
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4 effective yoga poses for treating lower back pain and strengthening your spine

Child pose and downward facing dog are some of the poses which can help ijn treating lower back pain when done regularly and under supervision.
While yoga is extremely beneficial for lower back pain, it is advisable to address the severity of the pain and consult a doctor before taking up any postures.(Shutterstock)
While yoga is extremely beneficial for lower back pain, it is advisable to address the severity of the pain and consult a doctor before taking up any postures.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 04, 2018 05:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByKabir Bhandari

Fertility diet, best foods and lifestyle habits to boost fertility and sperm count

Fertility diet: If you are planning to start a family, it’s a good idea to modify your diet and lifestyle to boost chances of conception.
While there are many reasons for low fertility levels, diet is the easiest to modify. Weight loss can also boost chances of conception.(Shutterstock)
While there are many reasons for low fertility levels, diet is the easiest to modify. Weight loss can also boost chances of conception.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 28, 2018 10:09 AM IST
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Anxiety issues can be treated with yoga and meditation, apart from medicines

Anxiety and fear are typical reactions to the academic, social, and developmental challenges that are common during the adolescent years. Clinical or pathological anxiety is excessive, persistent, and disruptive. While anxiety is often situational and time-limited, many teens develop chronic anxiety lasting six months or longer.
Mindfulness can help teens suffering from anxiety.(Shutterstock)
Mindfulness can help teens suffering from anxiety.(Shutterstock)
Published on Jul 27, 2018 02:22 PM IST
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10 healthy things to do before going to bed for weight loss, better sleep

Diet and exercise are not enough to keep you healthy. You must also make these lifestyle changes for optimum weight loss, good sleep and overall well-being.
You can meditate before going to sleep, as it will relax your body and ensure you get a good night’s rest. It will also ensure you stay healthy, your mind is calm and your weight loss efforts are on track.(Shutterstock)
You can meditate before going to sleep, as it will relax your body and ensure you get a good night’s rest. It will also ensure you stay healthy, your mind is calm and your weight loss efforts are on track.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 22, 2018 01:45 PM IST
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Diet and exercise plan to stop weight gain on holidays. It’s possible to stay fit

Stop weight gain: You don’t need to ditch your exercise and fitness goals even while holidaying. All you need to do is to focus on your diet and exercise routines.
Stop weight gain: Yoga is one of the simplest exercises you can do while holidaying.(Getty Images)
Stop weight gain: Yoga is one of the simplest exercises you can do while holidaying.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 20, 2018 08:10 PM IST
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These easy-to-adopt healthy habits can save you from early death

Being physically inactive is the root cause of most health issues. If you’d like to get fitter or shed a few pounds but find that gymming or dieting is not your jam, try following these 7 simple habits that’ll go a long way in building your health.
If you find it too much to commit to a fitness routine like working out at a gym or yoga, take baby steps and go for a daily run.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
If you find it too much to commit to a fitness routine like working out at a gym or yoga, take baby steps and go for a daily run.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 17, 2018 04:59 PM IST
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Can yoga replace exercise to control diabetes? Not yet

Aerobic activity cannot be replaced by yoga to manage diabetes, which should be done in addition to physical exercise.
The medical evidence on yoga managing diabetes using randomised controlled trials with adequate number of patients is still being acquired.(Shutterstock)
The medical evidence on yoga managing diabetes using randomised controlled trials with adequate number of patients is still being acquired.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 08, 2018 08:59 AM IST
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Best yoga asanas, fitness experts say these 10 poses every day in the morning will give you a great start

Morning yoga can help you kickstart your day on a fit note. And it can help you feel more energetic and regain body-mind balance. Here is a beginner’s guide to 10 expert-recommended asanas.
A daily 10-minute yoga routine can help you feel more energetic, and help you regain body-mind balance.(Shutterstock)
A daily 10-minute yoga routine can help you feel more energetic, and help you regain body-mind balance.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 01, 2018 04:01 PM IST
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Lower your blood pressure naturally, here’s how ayurveda and yoga help you bring it down

Ayurveda and yoga can help you lower blood pressure quickly. Experts say that diet, lifestyle and exercise tweaks can successfully control your blood pressure levels.
Lower your blood pressure naturally and quickly: You can take help from ayurveda and yoga.(Getty Images)
Lower your blood pressure naturally and quickly: You can take help from ayurveda and yoga.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 08:15 PM IST
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Yoga can help you fight depression, boost brain chemicals that regulate mood

Yoga is not just good for the body, it can also help you cope with depression by reducing its severity and increasing levels of chemicals in the brain that maintain the sleep-wake cycle and regulate mood, says this new study.
Introducing yoga into lifestyle results in a decrease in cortisol, the main stress hormone, and reduces levels of certain inflammatory molecules in the body as well as the brain.(Shutterstock)
Introducing yoga into lifestyle results in a decrease in cortisol, the main stress hormone, and reduces levels of certain inflammatory molecules in the body as well as the brain.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 24, 2018 03:12 PM IST
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Malaika Arora’s favourite yoga asanas for a fit body and a peaceful mind

Malaika Arora swears by her yoga routine to stay fit and toned. Read on to find out about her favourite asanas and their health benefits.
Yoga can calm your mind and give relief from physical ailments.(Instagram)
Yoga can calm your mind and give relief from physical ailments.(Instagram)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 10:02 AM IST
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Thousands practice yoga in Jaipur event

Thousands of people performed yoga at a district-level programme held at Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur on the occasion of International Yoga Day on Thursday
A bird looks on as people practise yoga at SMS Stadium in Jaipur on Thursday.(Himanshu Vyas/HT)
A bird looks on as people practise yoga at SMS Stadium in Jaipur on Thursday.(Himanshu Vyas/HT)
Published on Jun 21, 2018 10:26 PM IST
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Yoga at Forest Research Institute triggers nostalgia, pride and joy

City-based photographer Abhishek Bishnoi, who has seen and shot the famed building umpteen times said, the event has “magnified the glory” of the iconic FRI.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs yoga during a mass yoga event in Dehradun on Thursday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs yoga during a mass yoga event in Dehradun on Thursday.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 10:18 PM IST
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Girls, try these 8 yoga poses to relieve those awful period cramps

Period pain can be tough, but these yoga poses can help you deal with it.
Try these easy yoga asanas to relieve period pain.(Shutterstock)
Try these easy yoga asanas to relieve period pain.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 04:17 PM IST
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Yoga in school curriculum can help in creating a healthy nation: Venkaiah Naidu

The practice of yoga is important for positive thoughts. Yoga also helps in relief from stress due to the changing lifestyles, said Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on 4th International Yoga Day.
More than 8,000 National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets perform yoga on the occasion of the 4th International Yoga Day at the Field Marshal Manekshaw Parade ground in Bengaluru on Thursday.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
More than 8,000 National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets perform yoga on the occasion of the 4th International Yoga Day at the Field Marshal Manekshaw Parade ground in Bengaluru on Thursday.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 01:57 PM IST
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Regular yoga can ensure a healthy pregnancy, writes Maneka Gandhi

Prenatal yoga experts and medical professionals emphasise that prenatal yoga paired with cardiovascular exercises (such as walking) can ease the discomforts of pregnancy and help you prepare for the rigors of labour
Being physically fit and emotionally strong directly affects the baby’s physical, neurological & psychological development. Practising prenatal yoga during pregnancy gives you the ability to stay calm and eases most physical problems during these nine months.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Being physically fit and emotionally strong directly affects the baby’s physical, neurological & psychological development. Practising prenatal yoga during pregnancy gives you the ability to stay calm and eases most physical problems during these nine months.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 07:57 AM IST
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Yoga one of most powerful unifying forces: PM Modi on International Yoga Day

Modi said that the world has embraced Yoga and glimpses of this can be seen in the manner in which the International Yoga Day is marked every year.
PM Narendra Modi at Dehradun’s Forest Research Institute on Thursday during International Yoga Day celebrations.(ANI Photo)
PM Narendra Modi at Dehradun’s Forest Research Institute on Thursday during International Yoga Day celebrations.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 08:14 PM IST
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5 reasons why yoga is great for weight loss, heart health, reducing stress

On International Yoga Day (June 21), take a look at what makes yoga the perfect exercise for losing the extra kilos, boosting heart health, managing diabetes, and more.
If you practise yoga regularly, your body and organs function at optimum levels.(Shutterstock)
If you practise yoga regularly, your body and organs function at optimum levels.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 11:22 AM IST
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Ministry says yoga is not sport, but DU colleges still reserve seats

Despite the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports clarifying that yoga was not a sport, 11 Delhi University colleges have this year reserved seats for the discipline under their sports quota.
Participants perform yoga on International Yoga Day 2017 in Lucknow.(HT Photo)
Participants perform yoga on International Yoga Day 2017 in Lucknow.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2018 04:26 PM IST
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How to lose weight fast with exercise and diet, follow this plan for strong, toned legs

Want to lose weight fast and get toned, strong legs? You must focus on exercises that work your legs and a diet that is tailored for weight loss in that area of your body.
Exercise and ensure your diet is rich in complex carbohydrates, lean and clean proteins to get strong and toned lags.(Shutterstock)
Exercise and ensure your diet is rich in complex carbohydrates, lean and clean proteins to get strong and toned lags.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 13, 2018 09:20 AM IST
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Your daily yoga routine can boost sperm quality and fertility

A daily yoga routine can significantly improve sperm quality as yoga reduces oxidative stress, decreases DNA damage, and aids in maintenance of telomere lengths, shows a new study.
Doing yoga increases levels of certain chemicals which increase neuroplasticity in the brain.(Shutterstock)
Doing yoga increases levels of certain chemicals which increase neuroplasticity in the brain.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 11, 2018 09:54 AM IST
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Yoga, cheesecakes and plush settings, welcome to Chinese Sitting Centres for new moms

Sitting Centres for new moms in China are a big hit. Mothers pay up to $11,000 per month to stay in these plush homes with their newborns. According to Chinese culture, mothers confine themselves after giving birth, also known as ‘sitting month’.
New mothers doing yoga exercises under the instruction of an instructor at the Lake Malaren International Postpartum Care Centre in Shanghai.(AFP)
New mothers doing yoga exercises under the instruction of an instructor at the Lake Malaren International Postpartum Care Centre in Shanghai.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 11:55 AM IST
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Agence France-Presse | ByAgence France-Presse, Shanghai

Wellness travel goes beyond staying fit on the go. Experts decode the trend

Tourists today are less excited about lying on the beach with umbrella drinks. They want a more immersive experience, like a yoga meditation retreat or surf camp, experts say.
Zen travellers are shelling out thousands to follow celebrity trainers to exotic destinations .(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Zen travellers are shelling out thousands to follow celebrity trainers to exotic destinations .(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 11:52 AM IST
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