Like Dunbar Cave Park, Hindus urge Tennessee to offer yoga in all 56 State Parks

Hindus have commended Tennessee State Parks of Tennessee Government Department of Environment & Conservation for launching yoga series in Dunbar Cave State Park from June eight to 29. “Enjoy the tranquil setting of the cool cave and the area’s wildlife all while flowing, stretching, and breathing in a yoga sequence!” an announcement says. “Registered yoga […]

University of Virginia offers “Medical Yoga for Health Professionals” course

The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, public research university and tier-one research institution with a nationally renowned health system, is offering “Foundations of Medical Yoga for Health Professionals” in Fall this year. This three-credits course “will provide graduate students, medical students, and practicing health professionals with a foundational understanding of medical yoga to improve health […]

Mississippi University offering yoga course to reduce anxiety of public performers

University of Mississippi (UM), a public research institution, is offering “Yoga for Performers” course in its Music Department. Announcement for this one credit course says: “This class is designed to enhance the development of performers by employing yoga to maintain and promote physical and mental health. Yoga develops core strength, flexibility, coordination, and focus, while […]

Hindus welcome Utah Government promoting outdoor yoga in State Parks

Hindus have commended Parks and Recreation Division of Utah Government Department of Natural Resources of launching yoga series in its nine State parks from April 28 to November 17. An announcement posted at the Division’s website talks of reaping “both the physical and mental benefits of yoga”. At each stop in the series, participants will […]

Yale University affiliated hospital offering “Fertility Yoga” classes

Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut, affiliated with Yale University and Yale Medicine, is offering “Fertility Yoga” classes. If you are trying to conceive, this class will help prepare the entire endocrine and reproductive systems to be working as effectively as possible; an announcement claims; and adds: The yoga and meditation are part of the fertility treatment. […]

Arizona State University using “spiritual principles of yoga” to heal addiction

Arizona State University (ASU), a public research university headquartered in Tempe (Arizona), is offering Yoga of 12-Step Recovery Classes combining the “spiritual principles and practices of yoga” and 12-step recovery. These free seven-week long program for ASU students, staff and faculty; ending April 27; claims to offer “a safe space for healing and growth” if […]

W. Virginia University offers free yoga classes to reduce students’ stress

Hindus have welcomed West Virginia University (WVU), a public research-intensive university in Morgantown, for offering free yoga and meditation classes to reduce the increasing stress experienced by students; and are urging all US universities/colleges to offer such free yoga-meditation programs. “Yoga and meditation have been proven to reduce stress levels, help with academic performance, and […]

Hindus welcome Jewish Federation offering free yoga in Massachusetts for “Peace of Mind”

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires is offering free Chair Yoga to the community “for Flexibility, Mobility and Peace of Mind” in Pittsfield (Massachusetts) on January eight. Announcement says: “Yoga is good for ALL BODIES.” Linda Novick, professional level Kripalu Yoga teacher, is the instructor. Her approach to yoga “encourages everyone to listen and love their […]

Hindus critical of Gwyneth Paltrow’s unnecessary push of expensive yoga-meditation stuff

Hindus are critical of Oscar winner Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow for unnecessary pushing of expensive yoga and meditation stuff through her lifestyle brand GOOP in its “2017 Holiday Gift Guide”. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Paltrow, who had been known as “part yogini” and who had been […]

“Yoga on the Fly” at Denver Airport is just a trial

Recently opened “Yoga on the Fly” at Denver International Airport (DEN) was on a trial basis and temporary, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed was informed on November 15. Stacey Stegman, Senior Vice President of DEN, responding in an email to Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, wrote: We will take what we […]

Denver launches fee based yoga

Hindus are critical of Denver International Airport (DEN) for fee assigned yoga practice in its recently opened facility. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that many US and world airports—San Francisco International Airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Chicago Midway International Airport, Frankfurt Airport, Miami International […]

Hindus welcome yoga at Duke University Chapel

Hindus have welcomed reports of yoga practice inside magnificent Duke University Chapel (DUC), which describes itself as “Christian church of uniquely interdenominational character”, on September 15. Welcoming DUC for hosting yoga, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, urged DUC to provide more opportunities of multi-beneficial yoga to students and others. […]

Lauding Dubuque Schools offering yoga, Hindus urge yoga in all Iowa schools

Hindus have commended Dubuque Community Schools (DCS) in Iowa for reportedly launching yoga in some of its elementary schools, calling it a step in the positive direction. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, applauded DCS for coming forward and providing an opportunity to students to avail the multiple benefits yoga […]

Hindus commend Connecticut town for allowing yoga at farm

Hindus, who earlier urged Manchester Town in Connecticut not to shut down yoga at a local farm, are now commending it for reportedly allowing this yoga. According to reports, the Town has now allowed Aussakita Acres Farm in the woods of Manchester to continue offering yoga after the Farm appealed on receiving a cease and […]

University of Cincinnati offering “Yoga in Its Hindu Matrix” course

University of Cincinnati (UC), public research university, is offering “Yoga in its Hindu Matrix”, a three-credit course in Religious Studies, in the upcoming Fall semester. Course description points out that this course will introduce students to Hindu mystical beliefs and practices. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, welcoming this Hinduism […]

Hindus ask all Iowa cities to offer free yoga like Des Moines

Hindus are urging all the cities and counties in Iowa to offer free yoga classes, on the same pattern as being offered by the City of Des Moines. City of Des Moines is hosting 17-week long free “Yoga in the Park” outdoor yoga classes program ending September 30 in its various public parks. These yoga […]

YMCA offering free yoga in Kentucky Park

Hindus have welcomed YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) of Central Kentucky (YMCACK) for offering 13-week long free yoga classes in Triangle Park in downtown Lexington (Kentucky), starting June six. Welcoming YMCA for hosting free yoga classes for the public and terming it as “a step in the positive direction”, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in […]

Hindus urge all Utah schools to offer yoga like some Salt Lake City schools

Hindus have commended Salt Lake City School District (SLCSD) in Utah for offering yoga in its various schools, calling it a step in the positive direction. Course Catalog (2017-2018) of its East High School (EHS) offers Yoga I (9-12), whose description includes: “In this course students will unite the mind and body with the spirit, […]

Roman Catholic university offers 1st Master’s in Yoga Studies in America

Top-ranked Roman Catholic “Loyola Marymount University” (LMU), rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount tradition and “institutionally committed to Roman Catholicism”, claims to offer “the first Master of Arts in Yoga Studies in America”. Said to be one of its kind in the world, this Master’s program in Yoga Studies, includes studying ancient Hindu scriptures Bhagavad-Gita […]