Sydney Anglican Church banned Yoga, Hindus disheartened

Hindus are disappointed over recently held Synod of Sydney Anglican Diocese (SAD) reportedly banning yoga classes on the church property. This reported ban means no yoga on over 400 Anglican churches/congregations and 41 schools/colleges across Sydney Metropolitan, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands, South Coast and Illawarra areas. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in […]

Hindus shocked at Sydney Anglican Church lumping yoga with “worshipping false gods”

Hindus worldwide are upset over a Sydney Anglican Church in Australia reportedly associating yoga with “worshipping false gods”; and are seeking apology from the Anglican Communion. A newsitem pasted under “Media Watch Around The World” on the “Sydney Anglicans” (official website of Anglican Diocese of Sydney) said: Anglican Church in Erskineville doesn’t want yoga classes, […]

$150-a-day Sydney day-care-centre offers yoga

Curriculum at newly launched “ToBeMe Early Learning Centre” in the Sydney (Australia) suburb of Burwood, with the daily rate of $150 for each child of 0-6 years of age, includes yoga. Claimed to a “world-class childcare facility” with curriculum “tailored around every single child”, it offers an onsite “children’s restaurant” and services of professionals like […]

Australia Government agency funding employees’ yoga classes

Hindus have commended IP Australia, an agency within Australia Government Department of Industry, for reportedly subsidizing its employees’ yoga classes. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, calling it a step in the positive direction, urged other Australia Government departments/agencies to do the same, thus incorporating yoga in the lives […]

Hindus critical of Yoga ban in Austria school

Hindus have condemned reported ban on yoga in a school in Austria. Calling it a “step in the backward direction”, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, stressed that instead of ban, Austria should introduce yoga in all the schools of the country. Yoga, referred as “a living fossil”, was […]

Hindus want ‘Yoga Room’ at Sydney’s second airport

Hindus have asked for including “Yoga Room” in the plan for $2.4 billion Sydney’s second international airport, which was recently approved by Australia government. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that this new airport in Badgerys Creek should seriously consider providing yoga space for the passengers if it […]

Melbourne yoga competition unsettling

Hindus are critical of turning yoga into a competitive sport as “2013 Australian National Yoga Asana Championship” was held at Melbourne on February 10, and find the idea “particularly unsettling”. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that yoga, a reportedly pre-Indus Valley civilization practice, was a mental and […]