Dear Yogis, we are going to collate the most important news on Yoga every day and present it to you for easy reading. Here’s everything that we find newsworthy in yoga today; and also a little bit of inspirational content with an occasional Wacky story thrown in for good measure (there’s plenty of those in the modern yoga world!!)

 

Gujarat government  plans to make yoga mandatory subject from Class IX

Gujarat government  plans to make yoga mandatory subject from Class IX

Gujarat government plans to make yoga mandatory subject from Class IX

The Gujarat government is planning to introduce yoga in the curriculum of all 15,000 secondary and higher secondary schools across the state from 2016. This move comes in line with the recent announcement by the Union governments. A special committee led by the State Education Minister, recently introduced a series of radical campaigns in all state run schools  “ … (in) an attempt to make students as well as teachers understand about social issues … (that) can percolate down to the society and help in bringing a change in the longer run as children are the future (sic).” Read more here >>

 

 

Central Russian Officials Crack Down on Yoga

Central Russian Officials reportedly fear "occult character" of Yoga

Central Russian Officials reportedly fear “occult character” of Yoga

Officials in the central Russian city of Nizhnevartovsk have moved to prevent municipal buildings from hosting yoga classes in a stated bid to stifle the spread of religious cults. Reportedly fearing the  supposed  “occult character” of Hatha yoga, state officials in the communist regime have formally sent out notices to yoga schools and studios across the central Russian city , banning yoga from being practiced in public places. Read more here>>

 

 

Five facts about yoga – By Rujuta Divekar

Rujuta Diwekar explains the philosophy of yoga

Rujuta Diwekar explains the philosophy of yoga.

In the wake of World Yoga Day, Fitness expert and nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar explains the philosophy of life, living and yoga… Here, she explains some of the most interesting, and often forgotten facets about yoga – How yoga extends beyond the confines religion, gender, physical strength, totalitarianism, lifestyle and Instagram hype. Read more here >>

 

 

 

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– Yashodhara Pawar