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 […]

Hindus ask all Virginia cities to offer free yoga like Lynchburg

Hindus are urging all the cities and counties in Virginia to offer free yoga classes, on the same pattern as being offered by the City of Lynchburg. City of Lynchburg’s free “Yoga in the Park” for 16+ will launch on May six, ending on June 24. “Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the beauty […]

Novant Health group offering “Mommy-baby yoga” in baby’s 1st year

Novant Health; spread across North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia; is offering joint yoga classes for mothers and their under-one-year-old babies in Winston-Salem (North Carolina), which end with a massage for baby. “Practicing yoga with baby is a wonderful way to enjoy your baby’s first year. This one-hour class helps new mothers regain flexibility, […]

Duke University students adopt yoga as a protest form

Some graduate students of prestigious Duke University (DU) reportedly used yoga as a protest form to bring back free gym access for fourth and fifth-year students and exhibit how strongly they felt about the issue. Protesting the revocation of access, these students held yoga classes on Abele Quad, named in honor of architect Julian Abele, […]

Hindus urge Student referendum at Benedictine College to decide yoga’s fate

Hindus are urging referendum among all students of Benedictine College (BC), a Roman Catholic college in Atchison (Kansas), on whether to keep or discard yoga. “Concerned student body”, which started an online petitions at “care2 PETITIONS” to “bring back yoga” to BC, has received 99 supporters. “Yoga is a great way to be active and […]

Washington DC ice hockey team offering free “Playoff Stress” yoga classes to fans

The 2016-17 Presidents’ Trophy winners Washington DC based professional ice hockey team Washington Capitals (Caps) is offering free yoga sessions held in the morning of each Caps game day in upcoming Stanley Cup playoffs April 12 to 26. Called “Playoff Stress Yoga”, Caps team yoga instructor Kelly Moore will host these yoga sessions on the […]

Hindus urge Catholic Benedictine College in Kansas not to abolish yoga

Hindus are urging Benedictine College (BC), a Roman Catholic college in Atchison (Kansas) founded on the Benedictine tradition, not to discard yoga. According to a news item posted in “The Circuit” (Benedictine College Student News) on April five, titled “Benedictine College to do away with academic and recreational yoga”: “Benedictine College Administration just announced that […]

Hindus laud efforts to bring yoga into New Jersey schools

Nationally recognized Rowan University (RU), a public research university in Glassboro (New Jersey), organized a symposium on March 24 regarding effectively bringing yoga based movement to schools. This face-to-face “Second Annual Yoga & Mindfulness in NJ Schools Symposium” was centered on “the benefits of bringing evidence and research based yoga based movement and focused attention […]