Hindus welcome Alabama Education Dept. for softening-up on yoga despite ban

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Hindus have welcomed Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) for its apparent softening-up on the subject of yoga, despite it being “prohibited” from state’s public schools. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, called it a step in the positive direction. He urged​State Board of Education President Governor Kay Ellen Ivey […]

Yoga with cows in Pennsylvania dairy farm not a good idea; Hindus point out

Hindus feel that recently launched yoga with cows at Vale Wood Farms (Loretto, Pennsylvania) is not a good idea, as it trivializes two serious concepts of Hinduism. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that cow, the seat of many deities, which was sacred and had long been venerated in […]

Hindus welcome Washington National Cathedral for hosting yoga

Hindus have welcomed National Cathedral of The Episcopal Church in Washington DC for offering yoga classes. Highly popular “Yoga Night” and “Yoga Morning” sessions were held on February 12 and 13 respectively as a part of its “Seeing Deeper Week” annual project, for which the nave of the Cathedral was emptied of chairs. Welcoming the […]

Many Alabama city governments offer yoga, but it continues to be “prohibited” in public schools

Many Alabama cities, usually through their parks-recreation departments, reportedly offer/host/conduct or have offered/hosted/conducted in the past various kinds of yoga classes; but Alabama State Department of Education continues to prohibit it in state’s public schools. Cities of Montgomery, Huntsville, Mobile, Hoover, Dothan, Auburn, Florence, Pelham, Fort Payne, Pell City, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Heflin either […]

Hindus laud University of Virginia Cancer Center for offering free yoga to patients

Hindus have commended University of Virginia (UVA) Cancer Center in Charlottesville for launching free yoga classes for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. “Yoga has many benefits including improved flexibility and balance, reduced stress and anxiety”, an announcement says. Calling it a step in the positive direction, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in […]

Oklahoma launches yoga as “brain-breaks” for students, while it is banned in nearby Alabama

Yoga has reportedly been introduced in some Oklahoma public schools as periodic “brain-breaks” for students. On the other hand, Alabama State Department of Education Administrative Code (290­040­040­.02) states: “School personnel shall be prohibited from using any techniques that involve the induction of hypnotic states, guided imagery, meditation or yoga”. According to reports; “brain break” is […]

Lauding Denver Airport’s free summer yoga classes, Hindus urge permanent free yoga-space

Hindus have welcomed Denver International Airport (DEN) for free yoga workouts during summer, calling it “a step in the positive direction”. Free yoga classes/workouts are being held at Denver International Airport Plaza till August 28. In December 2017, DEN held a Goat Yoga event. Commending DEN for free yoga classes, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, […]

Designated “Hindu Prayer Room” sought at University of Virginia

Hindus are urging for a permanent and dedicated Prayer Room at University of Virginia (UVA), renowned global research university in Charlottesville founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that UVA should respond to the requirements of Hindu students to provide designated prayer-meditation hall for […]

Miami Beach apparel firm apologizes & removes Lord Ganesha yoga mat after Hindu protest

Miami Beach (Florida) based sports apparel firm Platinum Sun Inc. has apologized and taken down yoga mat carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha within few hours of Hindu protest, which called it “highly inappropriate”. Marina Pavlovska of Platinum Sun, in an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, wrote: “We […]

Hindus welcome Columbia Metropolitan Airport for offering free yoga classes

Hindus have welcomed Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) in West Columbia (South Carolina) for hosting free yoga classes, calling it “a step in the positive direction”. “Free Yoga at CAE”, asking people to “Come ommm with us!” on June 21, will include five free yoga classes “in the terminal – overlooking the runway”; and everyone will […]

Hindus welcome Alabama public universities for embracing Yoga

Hindus have commended public universities of Alabama for offering various forms of yoga to their students; and have urged introducing yoga in the K-12 public schools of the state. Calling presence of yoga in Alabama public universities “a step in the positive direction”, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today; urged […]

Hindus welcome Catholic Creighton University using yoga to help Parkinson’s patients

Hindus have welcomed the reported use of yoga by Jesuit Catholic Creighton University in Omaha (Nebraska) to help patients with Parkinson’s disease. Creighton University physical therapy students are reportedly learning to improve patients’ (with Parkinson’s disease) function and way of life with techniques from yoga, reports suggest. According to reports, Creighton Pediatric Therapy hosts two […]

Yoga in Smithsonian: Hindus urge all US museums to hold yoga sessions

Hindus have welcomed Smithsonian Institution, “world’s largest museum complex and research organization”, for holding yoga sessions; and are urging all US museums to launch yoga on their premises. This hour-long Vinyasa yoga class is held in the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC and pairs yoga and art appreciation. Next class has been scheduled […]

Minnesota hospital holding yoga sessions on Xmas & New Year eves for “relaxing”

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Windom Area Hospital, owned by the City of Windom (Minnesota) and managed by Sanford Health, was organizing special yoga classes on December 24 and 31, reportedly to help relieve the holidays stress. “Join us on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve for ‘Peace, Love & Yoga’…Take a break from the Holiday bustle and join us […]

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 […]