International Yoga Day – 21 June 2023

21 June 2023 is International Yoga Day. Recognizing its universal appeal, on 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga by resolution 69/131. According to US National Institutes of Health, yoga may help one to feel more relaxed, be more flexible, improve posture, breathe deeply, and get rid […]

Yoga benefits diabetes patients, Chinese researchers conclude


Researchers at China’s Binzhou Medical University, Xuzhou Central Hospital and Donghua University have concluded that yoga benefits adult patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM), said to be one of most frequently encountered metabolic syndromes worldwide. An abstract of the article “Effects of Yoga in Adult Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Meta-Analysis” published […]

Yoga helpful for patients with Ulcerative Colitis, German researchers find

A team of Germany’s University of Duisburg-Essen researchers found that patients with ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease, assigned to 12 supervised 90-minute weekly sessions of yoga, had a greater increase in quality of life and reduced activity of their colitis; according to a release issued on April five. The findings suggest that regular […]

Hindus welcome yoga instructor into Swedish royal family

Hindus have welcomed a former yoga instructor marrying into the Swedish royal family. Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip (third in line for the throne) married commoner Sofia Hellqvist (now Her Royal Highness Princess Sofia of Sweden, Duchess of Värmland) in a lavish ceremony at Stockholm Royal Palace on June 13 attended by many royals from around […]

Surya Namaskara

Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) is a common sequence of Asanas according to Sanatan Dharma. The fundamental origin of Surya Namaskara lie in India where Hindus worship Surya Deva, the Sun God. The Surya Namaskar is a combination of sequence of movements and asanas which can be practised on varying levels of awareness, ranging from that […]

Hindus dismayed at Catholic Church silence on disciplining priest who linked yoga to Satan

Hindus, who urged disciplining of a Northern Ireland Catholic priest who reportedly linked yoga to Satan, are disheartened over the Church’s silence on the issue. Father Reverend Roland Colhoun, a priest at Waterside Parish of Roman Catholic Diocese of Derry in Northern Ireland, as reported by Derry Journal, “warned parishioners against taking part in yoga” […]

Hindus stress introducing yoga in all US schools

Hindus are suggesting educational administrators to introduce yoga in all public and private schools of USA. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, stressed that incorporating yoga in the lives of the students would be a step in the positive direction. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, indicated […]

Relation between Yoga and Peace

What is Yoga? How can it help bring peace? What is the Relation between Yoga and Peace? Yoga is a technique which unites the body, mind and spirit. Yoga relieves you from stress and tension. It is stress that causes weakness, anger, jealousy and all the negative emotions. When you get rid of stress using breathing […]

Hindus urge Filipinos to continue benefitting from yoga

Hindus have urged Filipinos to continue reaping the benefits of yoga, despite some unkind statements in the media. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that yoga, although introduced and nourished by Hinduism, was a world heritage and liberation powerhouse to be utilized by all. According to Patanjali who […]

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 […]

Yoga (Yogams), Important aspect of Hindu (Vedic) Astrology

Yoga or Yoga or Yogam is the most important part in Vedic Astrology. The term ‘Yoga’ means the good fortune unless mentioned otherwise. Yoga signifies the fortune which collectively demonstrated by the placement of all Navagrahas (nine planets in Hindu Astrology). Even a slight difference between two planets can make big difference in the particular […]

California’s Tahoe Truckee School District offering yoga class to highschoolers

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) in California (USA) is offering yoga class to its high school students. Hindus have applauded TTUSD for offering yoga in its high schools, and have urged all California school districts to do the same for their pupils. Calling it a “step in the right direction”, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan […]

Yoga for Modern age

The breathing exercise of the yoga system that is generally practiced is just the beginning of the system. Meditation on the Supersoul is just a step forward. Achievement of wonderful material success is also only a step forward. But to attain direct contact with the Supersoul and to take dictation from Him is the highest […]

San Diego Museum offers Yoga

Hindus have applauded San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) in California (USA) for launching yoga on its premises. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, termed it as “a step in the right direction” to make yoga available to Museum patrons and others. Yoga, introduced and nourished by world’s oldest […]

White House made Yoga an Easter Egg Roll event

Hindus have lauded White House for including yoga in “135th White House Easter Egg Roll” held in the South Lawn of White House in Washington DC on April one. A “Yoga Garden” was listed under annual Easter Egg Roll “Events” on the White House website. “Come enjoy a session of yoga from professional instructors”, it said […]

Kate Middleton turning to Yoga to be fit in Pregnancy

Hindus have commended Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, 31, for reportedly turning to yoga to stay healthy, fit and in shape during pregnancy. A yoga instructor visits Kate several times a week at the Kensington Palace to give her private lessons in pre-natal yoga, who is expecting her first child in July, reports suggest. Welcoming Kate’s […]

American Baseball Team Oakland Athletics embraced Yoga

Hindus have commended American Major League Baseball team Oakland Athletics for embracing yoga as a part of daily workout and have urged sports teams around the world to do the same for their players. This “baseball-specific” yoga is claimed, according to a news-release posted on Athletics website, to provide “significant benefits in terms of breathing, […]

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 […]