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Modi and mutts on mats for International Yoga Day

Ranchi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and some well-poised pooches led the way Friday for International Yoga Day, this year with the theme of stopping climate change.

Home stretch: India leads the way on International Yoga Day

Ranchi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the way for International Yoga Day on Friday, performing sun salutations and other flexible feats in a mass session with an estimated 30,000 other devotees of the discipline.

India hosts first 'yoga on a pole' world championships

Mumbai - Wearing only underpants, Pavel Kalina twists his body up a wooden pole before performing a handstand at the top in the first world championships of an ancient Indian sport.

Saudi Arabia embraces yoga in pivot towards 'moderation'

Jeddah - In a sparse, wood-floored studio, Saudi women squat, lunge and do headstands. Even a year ago, teaching these yoga postures could have rendered them outlaws in the conservative Islamic kingdom.

Daughter testifies in Hong Kong 'yoga ball' murder trial

Fpo - The daughter of an anaesthetist accused of gassing his wife and another daughter to death using a yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide described her dead sister as her "soulmate" in a Hong Kong court Monday.

Anaesthetist killed wife, daughter 'with gas-filled yoga ball'

Fpo - An anaesthetist gassed his wife and daughter to death using a yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide, a Hong Kong court has heard.

Strike a pose: International Yoga Day stretches around world

New Delhi - Downward-facing dogs, cobras and warriors sprouted all over Asia on Thursday, including high in the Himalayas, up in the air and under the sea, for International Yoga Day.

Japan minister apologises after 'sexy yoga' claims

Apo - Japan's education minister apologised Wednesday for using an official car to visit a yoga studio, but denied claims that the facility was offering "sexy private yoga".

Hot air? Study finds bikram no healthier than other yoga

Paris - Practiced in rooms heated to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), bikram yoga is no better for your health than other, cooler forms of the ancient discipline, scientists said on Friday.

Yoga connecting world, says Modi as millions stretch and bend

Lucknow - Yoga has connected the world with India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday, as he rolled out his mat along with millions of others across the globe to celebrate the ancient practice.

Yoga with goats craze takes off in US

Los Angeles - Adonna Ebrahimi is stretched out on her yoga mat, struggling to maintain a cobra pose -- and her composure -- as a couple of baby goats do a balancing act on her back.

UN adds yoga's Indian philosophy to heritage list

Addis Ababa - The ancient Indian philosophy behind yoga, the mind-body discipline now practised the world over, on Thursday joined UNESCO's list of "intangible" world heritage.

Millions stretch and bend for International Yoga Day

Chandigarh - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called yoga a "people's mass movement" as he took to the mat Tuesday along with millions of others worldwide to celebrate the ancient practice.

Slain hiker's wife testifies in first day of Marin murder trial

San Rafael - Slain yoga teacher Steve Carter sent a text message to his wife moments before he was murdered on a Marin County hiking trail last year, according to testimony heard Monday at the start of a murder case against two West Coast drifters.

Op-Ed: An unexpected career change brings an inner peace to an A/C man Special

Sonoma - Career changes happen frequently. But what makes life unexpectedly dynamic is when a career changes unexpectedly. This is what happened to Daniel Fisherbaugh a heating and air-conditioning specialist in nearby Petaluma.

Alzheimer's UK to organize yoga event of June 21 — Yoga Day

Good news for budding yogis and yoga enthusiasts in the United Kingdom — Yoga for Alzheimer’s, a yoga initiative by Alzheimer's Research UK, will be conducted from June 12-21 2016 in 16 locations around the United Kingdom.

Bikram yoga founder told to pay $6.5 mn for harassment

Los Angeles - The founder of Bikram yoga, the heated exercise and breathing routine that enjoys worldwide popularity, was ordered in the United States to pay more than $6 million in damages for harassment.

Shorter stretch for Indian prisoners who pass yoga exam

Mumbai - Prison officers in western India have come up with a novel way for convicts to secure early release -- master some yoga poses and pass an exam, an official said Wednesday.

Drifters accused of two Bay Area murders plead innocent

San Rafael - Three young transients accused of robbing and killing two people in Northern California have pleaded innocent to murder charges.

Women opt for labiaplasty for designer vagina look in yoga pants

According to plastic surgeons in the U.S., they are seeing a 49 percent increase in clients requesting the controversial labiaplasty procedure to look sleek in tight pants. The "designer vagina" look is, however, causing controversy.

U.S. court rules no copyright protection over yoga poses

Bikram Choudhury, an Indian-American yoga guru, is not entitled to copyright protection over yoga poses he uses in hot rooms developed by him.

Police think suspects in Marin County slaying killed Quebec woman

San Francisco - San Francisco police suspect three drifters in custody in the shooting of a Marin County yoga teacher on Monday are responsible for the death of a young Canadian woman in the city's famed Golden Gate Park last week.

Review: Inspiring story of overcoming injury with the power of the mind Special

Mish Mockovic Martin suffered from a paralyzing back injury. To help herself overcome the physical and mental trauma, Martin turned to her yoga teachings and discovered that yoga has a higher purpose beyond physical fitness.

Yoga for army vets could help with PTSD

The Veterans Health Administration has launched four pilot programs that offer veterans yoga, acupuncture, Qigong, guided imagery and equine therapies, as an alternative to medication, to help with PTSD.

Prenatal yoga could lessen depression symptoms

New research published in the Women's Health Issues journal has concluded that prenatal yoga can help pregnant mothers beat depression.

Asian martial arts star Jackie Chan to film 'Kung Fu Yoga'

Asian cinema icon Jackie Chan, who has regaled fans with his astounding kung fu skills over two decades, is set to blend the martial art with yoga, in a new movie titled "Kung Fu Yoga."

Week-long yoga festival in Rishikesh, India coming to an end

Rishikesh - More than 1,000 participants from around the world descended on the Parmarth Niketan ashram in Rishikesh, India, to celebrate the week-long International Yoga Festival.

Indian budget makes yoga and its promotion a charitable activity

New Delhi - The Indian government, in its latest financial budget for the year 2015-16, has granted special status to yoga, making its promotion a charitable activity.

Irish priest warns: 'It’s a slippery slope from yoga to Satan’!

Father Roland Colhoun, a Catholic priest in Northern Ireland cautioned against yoga, claiming that this could lead one into the hands of Satan.

Yoga teacher performs for 40 hours non-stop, sets world record

Hong Kong - A 29-year-old yoga teacher performed yoga non-stop over 40 hours in his Hong Kong studio to set a new Guinness World Record.
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