Presenting 3 Yoga news from around the World today that we find significant or plain quirky!

> Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati receives Padma Bhushan award

Swami Niranjan began living with his Guru Satyananda Sarawati from the age of 4, going on to be initiated into Dashnami sannyas (a monastic order) at the age of 11. Interestingly his Spiritual training was started in Yoga Nidra, one of the most beloved practices for Yogis around the world today! Subsequently, he went to to establish yoga, total yoga, yoga teacher training, yoga booksSatyananda Ashrams across the Americas, Europe & Australia. In 1983 he returned to India to manage the Yoga Research Foundation, Sivananda Math and Bihar School of Yoga at his guru’s behest. In 1994, he founded the first university of yoga, Bihar Yoga Bharati and in 1995, he was declared as the spiritual preceptor and a successor of Swami Satyananda Saraswati. In 2000, he established the Yoga Publications Trust in Munger in Bihar. He has also written many classic books on the Upanishads, tantra and yoga.

Incidentally during the Total Yoga TTC, these are the books that we recommend!

> America’s youngest Yoga teacher is a 11 year old Inspiration!

When Tabay Atkins was 6 years old, his mother Sahel Anvarinejad enrolled in Yoga Teacher Training while recovering from Cancer. Being inspired by the effect on his Mother, on age 11 – Tabay chose to undergo Yoga Teacher Training instead of visiting Europe. He teaches at his Mother’s ‘Care4Yoga’ studio – the classes are donation based with the money going to Cancer charities that help Kids.

> KungFu Yoga anyone??

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Jackie Chan’s latest ‘Kung Fu Yoga’ movie is the perfect Sino-Indian mass-audience draw!