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International Day of Yoga, HSS Munich, 21st June 2015

Glimpses of International Yoga day organised by Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh Munich in Munich, Germany. Total of 6 sessions were scheduled between 10:00 to 13:30 with Warm-up and Suryanamaskar by HSS Munich team, followed by Sugama Yoga by Yogesh Rao ji VHS Haar, Dhyana by Vijay Radhakrishnan from Universal Peace foundation, Hatha Yoga by Tara Gupta ji of Gayathiri Parivar, Nada Yoga by ISHA Foundation and an elaborate Pranayama session by Art of Living Kaushik Bhaskaran Madhuri Kalyan team.

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IDY 2015 lecture at Medical University, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan






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IDY Celebrations at Phnom Pehn

The celebration of International Day of Yoga(IDY) kicked off in Cambodia in front of the iconic Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap today. Yoga enthusiasts from all walks of life started gathering at Angkor Wat from 4 am in the morning. By the time the yoga gurus started leading the participants into performing common yoga protocol set for the IDY celebrations at 6.30 am, there were more than 400 souls moving in unison and flexing their bodies into different asanas.

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IDY Celebrations at Shanghai, China

People of Shanghai came together for the 1st International Day of Yoga. The Consul General Naveen Srivastav addressed the crowd & began the celebrations with a great message.

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IDY Celebrations at China




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Cambodian Prime Minister’s message for IDY 2015

The Cambodian Prime Minister, Samdech Hun Sen in a special message said that the celebration of International Day of Yoga on 21 June will encourage more and more people regardless of their age, ability or status to practice Yoga, which is beneficial for their health, produces good results for their work, and eventually brings peace and prosperity to the world.

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Yoga celebrations in Turkey

Yoga celebrations in TurkeyThis Sunday marks the world’s first-ever International Yoga Day. Turkey, which has widely embraced this more than 6,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice, will also celebrate this special day with a number of free outdoor events in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir.

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India expects Guinness record on mass Yoga Day

The heart of India’s capital will transform into a sea of colorful mats June 21 as thousands perform the camel, cobra and other postures for the first International Yoga Day championed by Narendra Modi.

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International Day of Yoga celebrations in Kyiv, Ukraine

The first United Nations International Day of Yoga will be celebrated in Kyiv with a function organized by the Embassy of India, kyiv on Sunday, 21 June 2015 at the Column Hall ( Kolonna Zala) of the Kyiv City State Administration, 36 Khreshchatyk Street, Kyiv.

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Yoga Day excitement builds up in Poland

Around 20 other cities in Poland will celebrate International Day of Yoga with events, demonstrating the love Poland has for yoga. Some 300 yoga schools in Poland have been quietly teaching and propagating yoga over the years.

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Embassy of India, Muscat prepares for Yoga Day

Warm up event and preparations for the International Day of Yoga at the Embassy of India, Muscat.

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Embassy of India, Muscat - Yoga Event

A full day yoga event was conducted to flag off events leading up to International Yoga Day on 21st June, 2015 was organized by Indian Social Club, Muscat in association with Indian Embassy, Muscat on 22nd may, 2015.

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IDY Celebrations: Kuwait Curtain Raiser

The curtain raiser to IDY Celebrations was organised at Kuwait, Embassy Auditorium on the 1st of June. The ambassador gladly announced the inauguration for 21st June will be done by Minister of Amiri Diwan H.E. Sheikh Nasser al Amed al Sabah & his wife. We were glad to have 'Isha Foundation' & 'Art of Living' representatives with us, who took the time to share their knowledge with the audience.

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International Day of Yoga celebrations in Phnom Penh

“As a prelude to the celebration of International Day of Yoga on 21st June 2015, the Indian Embassy in Phnom Penh mounted a photographic exhibition on the theme of Yoga at the Riverside in Phnom Penh. The exhibitions consist of sixty four large photographs mounted on weatherproof material. The Riverside is a popular water front destination visited by over twenty five thousand people daily, who would see the exhibition. The photo exhibition was inaugurated by the Governor of Phnom Penh and the Ambassador of India on 13th June, 2015.”

Yoga Sessions at Doha

Yoga Sessions being conducted by Indian Cultural Centre (ICC), apex organization of socio-cultural activities of the large Indian Community, functioning under the aegis of Embassy of India, Doha, as part of the various activities being undertaken by this Mission towards, celebration of the maiden International Day of Yoga on 21 June 2015.

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Health Awareness Session on Yoga , Doha

ICBF in association with Embassy of India, Doha, conducted a session on health awareness on Yoga. People gathered at the Ashoka Hall, Indian Cultural Centre, to kickstart the celebrations for International Day of Yoga by addressing how Yoga can change your being.

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IDY Celebrations: Kuwait

The curtain raiser to IDY Celebrations was organised at Kuwat, Embassy Auditorium on the 1st of June. The ambassador gladly announced the inauguration for 21st June will be done by Minister of Amiri Diwan H.E. Sheikh Nasser al Amed al Sabah & his wife. We were glad to have 'Isha Foundation' & 'Art of Living' representatives with us, who took the time to share their knowledge with the audience.

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IDY celebrations by Embassy of India, Doha

Embassy of India, Doha held yoga sessions for school children across 4 locations as part of the various activities being undertaken by this Mission towards celebration of the maiden International Day of Yoga on 21 June 2015.

Click on the link below for pictures of the event.

Bhavan's Public School, Doha

MES Indian School, Doha

Shantiniketan Indian School, Doha

Birla Public School, Doha

Celebration of International Day of Yoga in Shanghai

The Consulate General of India is organizing a number of events in Shanghai to celebrate the International Day of Yoga on June 21, 2015.

The Consulate is organizing events at following places to celebrate the International Day of Yoga.

Shanghai University of Sport | Jingan Park | Pure Yoga| Hatha Yoga Center | Art of Living Studio | Drishti Vinyasa Yoga Shala | Just Yoga | Photo Exhibition at Shanghai Library – June 21 & 22, 2015 | Photo Exhibition at Shanghai University of Sport – June 21, 2015

The events are free but registration is required.

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Celebration of International Day of Yoga in East China Region

TThe Consulate General of India is organizing a number of events in various cities in East China region under its jurisdiction to commemorate the International Day of Yoga. These would take place at the following places:

  1. Wuxi
  2. Hangzhou
  3. Wenzhou4
  4. Ningbo

The events are free but registration is required.

The registration method and detailed programme for individual events would be made public in coming days. Please follow our website.

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International Day of Yoga celebrations at Angkor Wat, Siem Reap

“The Embassy of India, Phnom Penh and the Ministry of Tourism, Royal Government of Cambodia organized a press conference at Phnom Penh on 2 June, 2015 to publicize the celebration of International Day of Yoga at Angkor Wat, Siem Reap on 21st June 2015 and the Photo Exhibition on Yoga at the Riverside, Phnom Penh from 13th June 2015. The members of the print and electronic media were briefed on the celebration of International Day of Yoga by H.E Dr. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism, Royal Government and H.E. Mr. Dinesh Patnaik, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Cambodia during the press conference.”

International Day of Yoga June 21, 2015 celebrations at Suriname

In pursuance of the Resolution unanimously adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 11, 2014 to celebrate June 21 as the International Day of Yoga , the Embassy of India & Indian Cultural Centre in collaboration with Sahaja Yoga, Art of Living, Brahma Kumaris and other local Yoga schools will be organising a week-long event from June 15-21, 2015.

The Main Event will be on Sunday morning, June 21, 2015 at the Flamboyant Park, Lallarookhweg, Paramaribo from 6 am to 9 am.

For more details please visit the Embassy of India's website and look for 'International Day of Yoga June 21, 2015' and click on the Yoga logo.

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Yoga Area at Changi Airport

Singapore today launched the idayofyoga.org/singapore portal by the High Commissioner of India to Singapore. Honourable Ambassador also inaugurated the Yoga area at the Changi Airport which will be operational for a month and will educate travellers on yoga tips for stress free travel.

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Building Bridges Across the Diaspora

Executive members of the International Day of Yoga Committee – Trinidad and Tobago made a courtesy visit to His Excellency Gauri Shankar Gupta, High Commissioner of India in Port-of-Spain. The Committee was pleased to report on its successes in networking with several organizations and individuals to observe the International Day of Yoga 2015 as well as to open a line of communication which strengthens its purpose.

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The first International Yoga Day (IDY) celebrations in Kuwait on 21 June 2015.

The first International Yoga Day (IDY) will be celebrated in a big way in Kuwait on 21 June 2015. Its logo is attached. The logo reflects harmony and peace for the humanity which is the essence of Yoga. Folding of both hands symbolises Yoga, the union, which reflects the union of individual consciousness with that of universal consciousness, a perfect harmony between mind & body, man & nature; the holistic approach to health and well-being. The brown leaves symbolise the Earth element, the green leaves symbolise the nature, blue symbolise the water element, brightness symbolises the fire element and the Sun symbolises the source of energy and inspiration. Visit embassy website for more details.

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The High Commission of India, Port of Spain Trinidad and Tobago is commemorating the International day of Yoga

High Commission of India in collaboration with United Nations and the Government of Trinidad and Tobago will be organizing a week long Yoga Awareness Programme commencing on 15th June to commemorate the 1st International Day of Yoga. A large number of local organizations will be participating in this fest and all are cordially invited to join.

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RODs of Ambassador's meeting reg IDY in Havana

RODs of Ambassador's meeting with Ms. Gladys Becquer, Vice-President, Cuban Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER) for building up of International Yoga Day celebrations in Havana on 20th - 21st June, 2015 Ambassador met Ms. Gladys Becquer, Vice-President (VP), INDER - in the presence of Ms. Ileana Alfonso, Specialist, International Relations Department, INDER and Ms. Indira Lopez Arguelles, India Desk, Foreign Office - on 26th May, 2015 at INDER Hqs. in Havana.

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Launch of IDY 2015 Celebrations and Logo in Seychelles

The celebrations to mark the International Day of Yoga (IDY 2015) on 21 June in Seychelles was formally announced in a Press Conference in Victoria this morning. The Press Conference was jointly addressed by me and the Tourism & Culture Minister of Seychelles. The IDY 2015 logo was also officially released in Seychelles.

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Yoga Impact Story 1 : Yoga is helping reduce aggression in America's prisons.

The mission of IAHV Prison SMART is to make a life-transforming difference in the lives of all people within the criminal justice system, by teaching skills for reducing stress, healing trauma, and providing practical knowledge of how to handle one's emotions, to help them live their highest potential and contribute to society

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Yoga Impact Story 2 : Yoga is helping relieve PTSD in American veterans -Project Welcome Home Troops

Know more about the mission of this project to improve the quality of life for returning veterans and their families. Visit http://www.iahv.org/program/project-welcome-home-troops/ to know about the project.

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Yoga Impact Story 3 : Learn how yoga is strengthening Iraqi families by advancing women's leadership.

IAHV’s Women’s Empowerment programs promote women as key enablers of peace and stability through leadership, education, and community partnerships. Using a holistic approach to transforming lives, the program establishes clarity of mind, calm focus, and centeredness as the foundation of leadership.

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Yoga Impact Story 4 : Learn how yoga is fostering productivity in the workplace

TLEX aims to increase well-being, social trust and engagement in the individual to contribute more effectively to the company through a three pronged approach.

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The Art of Living joins hands with CCRYN - Ministry of AYUSH

As a prelude to the International Day of Yoga, The Art of Living? ? has been invited by ?Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy, the yoga council of the Ministry of AYUSH ?to conduct month long yoga camps in 66 districts across 19 states? beginning May 21st, 2015?.

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International Day of Yoga on 21 June 2015 in Morocco

As envisaged by the Prime Minister of India, the United Nations adopted June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. Yoga is a symbol of our country's universal aspiration for health and well-being in every individual's life. It represents our shared quest for balance and harmony between people and between human beings and nature which is vital for addressing many global challenges today.

The Embassy of India in Rabat will be celebrating June 21, 2015 as the International Day of Yoga in Morocco. Yoga demonstrations will be held in the major cities of Morocco, including Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakech, Agadir, and others. The programme in Rabat and Casablanca features a lecture on yoga. A round table on Yoga will be organized in Casablanca. A one-hour collective meditation session will also be held in all these centres as part of the celebrations.

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International Day of Yoga: Commemoration in Bangladesh

In connection with the forthcoming First International Day of Yoga to be observed on 21st June 2015 as declared by the United Nations, High Commission of India, Dhaka, through its cultural centre (Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre) and local Yoga institutes, is organizing several seminars/workshops/demonstrations, TV talk shows etc. all over Bangladesh, to create awareness on Yoga in this country.

A special webpage in the High Commission of India, Dhaka’s website has been created for this purpose, where all the details of the Mission’s activities on celebration of the first IDY is regularly uploaded. This contains the schedule of programme, reports of various seminar/workshops, photographs etc.

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MEDIA RELEASE - Yoga for Healthy Lifestyles – Mind, Body & Spirit

General Assembly Vice-President Álvaro Mendonca E Moura (Portugal) delivering a statement on behalf of General Assembly President Sam Kutesa (Uganda) noted the overwhelming support that the resolution on yoga had received, with more than 170 co-sponsors.

Several organizations and individuals who practice and teach yoga across Trinidad and Tobago agreed to unite with one umbrella committee to observe the International Day of Yoga 2015 with the theme “Yoga for Healthy Lifestyles – Mind, Body & Spirit.”

Although the committee uses the opportunity to initiate a network of individuals and organisations; its continuity will be to promote the overall well-being and healthy lifestyle of all citizens by encouraging their involvement in the practice of yoga. A Facebook event page International Day of Yoga 2015, Trinidad and Tobago was also established to engage conversation and share information of interest on the activities.

To Know more visit Facebook page.

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Yoga in Unconventional Places

Routine gets monotonous and not just the young, but the old too seek rejuvenation and change whilst seeking peace and tranquillity. And if you thought practising yoga would bind you in another monotonous and boring routine… think again. All Yoga practitioners know that Yoga is one of the most versatile activity which can be performed almost anywhere, even in the craziest settings. From snow clad mountains to frozen lakes, the pavement by roadsides to oceanariums, you can practise this unique form of exercise just anywhere and gain health benefits ranging from alleviating back pains to helping you get a sound night’s sleep. No matter where you are, you can always find room to perform a surya namaskar!

Follow the below link to know more of such unconventional places to practise Yoga

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The Embassy of India in Argentina plans to celebrate the First International Yoga Day

The Embassy of India in Argentina, concurrently accredited to Paraguay and Uruguay plans to celebrate the First International Yoga Day in all the three countries on a big scale. In Argentina, the Embassy in collaboration with the provincial governments of 23 provinces of Argentina, the city government of the capital city of Buenos Aires, one important University and yoga school institution in each province will be celebrating the Day throughout Argentina. One million Argentines are expected to participate in the event. In the same way, preparations are underway in Paraguay and Uruguay where the Embassy will be represented by our Honorary Consul Generals. To mark the event and on demand of the people here, the Mission has published a Yoga Directory of some of the reputed yoga schools in the three countries. A digital version of the same will soon be uploaded on the Embassy´s web page and social media sites. Also, the Mission is actively using the social media to promote the event. A separate event page on the Embassy´s facebook page has been created in which all developments related to the celebrations is being posted, such as the launch of the IYD logo, the IYD Common Protocol etc. To commemorate the celebrations, after the event the Mission will publish a memoir with messages from all the major participants.

To download the Yoga Directory Click here or visit the Embassy Facebook page.

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Embassy of India, Amman, Jordan will be celebrating the “1st International Day of Yoga-2015”

Embassy of India, Amman, Jordan will be celebrating the “1st International Day of Yoga-2015” on 21st June 2015 between 4:30 and 7:30 PM at InterContinental Hotel, Amman. Yoga demonstration, meditation, a short seminar/presentation and photo exhibition has been planned, in collaboration with local partners [Yoga institutes in Amman], to commemorate the event. In this context, H.E. Mr. Anil Trigunayat, Ambassador of India to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan had a preliminary discussion with the local partners who have shown great interest. Follow-up discussions are being slated later in the month in order to firming up the concrete programmes befitting the event. H.E. The Ambassador has requested Jordanian leadership to grace the occasion on the day. Mission is also in the process of inviting other dignitaries. The Mission has devised a Registration Form which is being circulated inviting free participation through various sources and also posted on the Mission’s website. The Embassy has roped in one of the Indian textile industry [M/s Classic Fashion Apparel Ltd] for issuing “White Polo T-Shirt” with the IDY logo for free distribution to participants on the International Day of Yoga.

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Furthering the Yoga Movement

Post the successful launch of the Yoga Portal at UNESCO last month by the Prime Minister, and in the run up to the first International Yoga Day, this Mission has taken the initiative to start Yoga classes at UNESCO. These classes have been a huge hit, if I may say so, targeting Ambassadors, diplomats and UNESCO's international civil servants, contributing enormously to an enhanced understanding of India's cultural and spiritual heritage, keeping Yoga in mind.

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Embassy of India, Oslo, plans to celebrate IDY-2015

Embassy of India, Oslo, Norway is planning to celebrate inaugural 'International Day of Yoga-2015' on 21st June 2015 between 1100 and 1300 hrs in Telenor arena, Wideroeveien 1, 1360 Fornebu, Oslo, Norway. An open invitation letter has been written by Ambassador of India in Oslo addressed to general public to attend the event on 21st June 2015. The stadium can accommodate about 20,000 persons. The Mission has also written to Various Yoga schools in Oslo and University of Oslo requesting them to participate in the IDY-2015 and received positive feed back from them.

Mr.Bent Hoie, Health Minister from Government of Norway has confirmed to participate in the event. Mission is also in the process of roping in other Norwegian government functioneries and celebrities to attend the event.The event will be celebrated in partnership with Telenor.

To know more about mission's plans visit their website or visit the Facebook page.

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Embassy of India, Budapest hosts 3rd Ayush Camp on 19th April 2015

Embassy of India, Budapest, organized the third Open AYUSH Day [Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy] on 19 April 2015, following up on the success of the previous AYUSH Days organized in May and September 2014. The event went towards raising further awareness about Ayurveda, Yoga and traditional / holistic systems of medicine of India in Hungary.

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Consulate General Of India, Bali’s Press Conference on International Day Of Yoga

A Press Conference was convened at the Consulate General of India in Renon, Denpasar on 9 April 2015. It was chaired by Mr. Tarun Vijay, Hon’ble Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha – Upper House) of India and attended by members of the media and leaders of local religio-cultural institutions, local yoga teachers, academicians and students.

Mr. Tarun appreciated the recognition granted by the International community through the United Nations General Assembly Resolution and expressed his gratitude for Indonesia’s early support and for co-sponsoring the Resolution.

The Consul General informed that the maiden International Day of Yoga will be celebrated in Denpasar, Bali (Indonesia) on Sunday, 21 June 2015 at the Lapangan Puputan Margarana (Bajra Sandhi Monument) in Renon from 7 am onwards.

He called upon all people in Bali to actively participate in the celebrations marking the first International Day of Yoga in Bali.

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PM Modi Launches website for International Day of Yoga

PARIS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a portal for the International Day of Yoga here, describing the ancient Indian spiritual practice as capable of awakening a sense of oneness.

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100s show up for Yoga in the Park

Hundreds of people went to McKinley park on Saturday for free yoga in the park.

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Study supports the mental benefits of yoga and meditation

Yoga practitioners know firsthand the physical and mental benefits the activity produces, as meditation is often embedded in yoga sessions. Now, yogis have got science to back their claims of well-being and focus, as new research shows more clearly how yoga-induced mindfulness has an impact on pain perception.

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UN May declare YOGA an Indian Heritage

In an exclusive interview to TOI, a day before her first bilateral meeting with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi in Paris, UNESCO director general Irina Bokova said that yoga is in the list of elements to be considered by the Intangible Heritage Committee for inscription on UNESCO's register.

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India to Hold Global Meet in China on UN's First Yoga Day

Showcasing its soft power, India will hold one of the biggest global Yoga meets in China to celebrate the UN's first "International Day of Yoga".

Over 10,000 Yoga enthusiasts are expected to take part in the Yoga meet being organised in Dujiangyan in Chengdu, China's Sichuan province from June 17 to 21, K Nagaraju Naidu, Consul General of the Indian Consulate in Guangzhou told PTI.

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Partner yoga doubles the pleasure and halves the stress

(CNN)Want to share more than commercialized romance with your significant other? Try Partner Yoga to put the emphasis back on connection instead of consumerism. Partner Yoga is a style of yoga designed to connect people -- especially couples -- via the somatosensory system, otherwise known as your sense of touch.

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When Einstein Met Tagore

On July 14, 1930, Albert Einstein welcomed into his home on the outskirts of Berlin, the Indian philosopher Rabindranath Tagore. The two proceeded to have one of the most stimulating, intellectually riveting conversations in history, exploring the age-old friction between science and religion.

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Yoga Apps and Online Classes Take Off

Once a week, Kara Weberg takes to a yoga mat and practices abdominal-strengthening and balancing poses. That is, until her 2-year-old son scampers into the living room and pounces on her.

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How Google uses Yoga and Meditation to increase productivity

Google Chief Evangelist of Brand Marketing Gopi Kallayil discusses branding and marketing on "Market Makers", and Yoga and Meditation increased Productivity.

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