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!!)

 

Yoga Improves Lung Function in Patients shows AIIMS study

AIIMS study shows yoga improves lung capacity in patients with COPD.

AIIMS study shows yoga improves lung capacity in patients with COPD.

Researchers from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have found that yoga improves pulmonary lung function and breathing capacity in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). “Yoga is a cost-effective form of rehabilitation and is as effective as a standard PMR (pulmonary rehabilitation)”, say the AIIMS research team, adding that doing yoga exercises provides significant improvement in shortness of breath, lung functions and pulmonary inflammations.  Read more here>>

 

 

Why Kids Must Practice Yoga?

Yoga is beneficial for kids of all ages.

Yoga is beneficial for kids of all ages.

Parents may notice how yoga benefits their kids, but the best judges are the kids themselves. Various studies have shown yoga to be beneficial in children of all ages. It is helpful in improving motor skillsand cognitive thinking, improves academic performance, concentration, focus, memory and helps in maintaining overall mental and physical health. Gunjan Kochhar–a certified Hatha, integral and Kundalini yoga teacher, explains why yoga has huge physical and emotional benefits for juniors and gives some basic postures for your children. Read more here>> 

 

 

KitTea Cafe to host its Feline Yoga Patrons!

KitTea Cafe, SF, to host yoga and 'mewwie' nights with resident felines for company.

KitTea Cafe, SF, to host yoga and ‘mewwie’ nights with resident felines for company.

And now from the world of wacky….. San Francisco’s cat cafe KitTea is making good of its ‘pet’ promises, and is now hosting regular yoga classes in its cat lounge spaces. The cafe’s resident felines will  keep the cat-loving yoga enthusiasts company as they flow through the breathing and restorative poses. The sessions will be followed by a head-should massage, a pot of herbal tea and a 30-min restorative kitty cuddle time!! The cafe also has plans to start “mewwie” nights, screening cat themed movies. Read more here>> 

 

 

 

 

We have more news tomorrow! :)

Yashodhara Pawar