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 Things are looking good for International Yoga Day becoming a real global holiday pretty soon. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeing a swarm of support from the European Union (EU) as well as over 130 countries, including the US, Canada and China, who have signed up for a co-sponsorship of the global holiday. "EU supports [...]

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Reports have indicated that Thich Nhat Hanh, beloved Zen Buddhist monk and teacher, at 88 may be nearing the end of his earthly time. The renowned Zen master known for his peace activism, Buddhist teachings, and many books inspiring many people's lives, as well as immeasurable inspirational quotes posted on social media, is ailing in [...]

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Shripad Naik, new minister in charge of the department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH), sits inside his office in New Delhi November 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Anindito

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, staying true to his mission to bring India's traditions of yoga and ayurveda officially to the global forefront, or, some may say, capitalize on the growing popularity of these systems worldwide, has already created its very first department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH), with Shripad Naik freshly [...]

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures after laying a commemorative wreath at the site of the 9/11 Memorial in the lower Manhattan borough of New York September 27, 2014. 
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants the world to adopt International Yoga Day. On Saturday, September 27th, Modi spoke before the U.N. General Assembly on matters related to terrorism, climate change, and the need for all of us to come together for a united day of yoga. Via Reuters: In his first address to the [...]

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As an update to last week's report, we're sad to hear BKS Iyengar is still in the hospital and is considered to be in critical condition. The 96-year-young yoga guru was put on dialysis last Sunday following renal failure but unfortunately his kidneys have not responded so well to the treatment, according to today's reports. Guruji, [...]

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According to students BKS Iyengar is doing fine. Earlier this week, the Guru was admitted to the hospital and was treated for breathlessness and low blood pressure but was released to his family soon after. According to a student, Amit Pawar, who works at Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI), Guruji is doing well and there is nothing to [...]

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We've just been made aware that BKS Iyengar was admitted to the hospital Tuesday afternoon and has been treated for breathlessness and low blood pressure, The Indian Express reports. Yogacharya B K S Iyengar, 96, was admitted to the critical care unit of a private hospital on Tuesday afternoon after he complained of breathlessness. Doctors [...]

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This is not the first yoga pitch we were waiting for, (was anyone waiting for it?) but no doubt it's weird and interesting, and pretty uncomfortable. Honestly, we saw this in our news feed and ignored it long enough and finally had to watch it. "Striptease"? "Suggestive moves"? "Yoga"? All more than questionable, but one [...]

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And every so often we're inspired by a story of yoga for good! Sam Chelanga is a distance runner living in New Hampshire, though his roots lead him back to a remote village in Kenya where clean water is scarce and can be cause for disease. But Chelanga wants to change that. So far he's [...]

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These are some wonderfully beautiful photos of yoga in Kenya. We've seen by now how yoga has affected people the world over, from the east to the west and back again, with non-profit organizations and yoga teachers alike helping it to make stops along the way.

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Could B.K.S. Iyengar win the Nobel Peace Prize? He should, says a novelist and correspondent for Bloomberg's World View in New Delhi as well as the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States who have initiated a worldwide effort to nominate him. But what does yoga have to do with peace, anyway? According to Chandrahas Choudhury, [...]

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Quick, how many pregnant women does it take to break a yoga world record? If you said 500, you win! Where did this record-making yoga event take place? If you said China you get super extra bonus points. That's right, 500 women who are preggers gathered together in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen to practice [...]

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Olympic gymnast Alexei Nemov squats for his ride.

Free subway rides for 30 squats? We're fit New Yorkers, sign us up! Apparently it's one of those things, only in Moscow? It's true, a vending machine at the Vystavochnaya station will give you a single-ride ticket if you stand in front of it and perform 30 squats. It's part of a promotion by Russia's Olympic Committee [...]

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It's not enough to just say yoga can affect people of all races, religions and regions looking to find peace inside, even when there may not be peace outside. These photos of Palestinian women practicing yoga are a visual representation of it. An article in the Wall street Journal from September 20 profiles groups of women who [...]

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