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V Nanammal, India’s oldest yoga teacher passes away

V Nanammal (99), India’s oldest exponent and teacher of yoga, has passed away near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. Born into an agricultural family, she was taught yoga by her father. She went on to master more than 50 postures or asanas, and trained more than a million students – hundreds of them now yoga instructors ..

Namrata Menon appointed as new Goa’s brand ambassador to promote yoga

Namrata Menon, the Panaji-based Yoga instructor and fitness expert, has been appointed as the Goa’s brand ambassador to promote the ancient system of physical and mental practices in the coastal state. The objective of this initiative is to increase awareness about the benefits of yoga and encourage people to inculcate a healthy lifestyle. She has ..

2018 International Yoga Day (IYD)

The International Yoga Day (IYD) is celebrated every year on June 21 to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga. Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and ..

Central Government launches #YogaFor9to5 Contest to generate awareness regarding benefits of Yoga at workplace for women

The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has launched ‘#YogaFor9to5’, a contest focused on generating awareness regarding benefits of Yoga at Workplace for Women. The contest invites self-demonstration Videos & Pictures of Yoga Asanas being practiced during office hours. For this contest, the Ministry proposes to invite entries on easy Yoga Asanas which can ..

Dehradun to host main event of 4th International Yoga Day celebrations (IDY-2018)

The main event of 4th International Yoga Day celebrations (IDY-2018) will be held on 21st June 2018 at Dehradun in Uttrakhand. Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness. Today ..