The Madhya Pradesh Cabinet approved to set up State Yoga Commission with the objective to provide a healthy lifestyle to people and promote this ancient practice. On August 30, the Cabinet said, "Commission will conduct its activities through the state-run Maharishi Patanjali Sanskrit Sansthan while its administrative control will be under the School Education Department. The meeting was chaired by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
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Yoga guru Ramdev Baba questioned the efficacy of allopathy against COVID-19 once again and emphasized the need of yoga, He said vaccination alone is not enough to protect people from the virus and they need to be supplemented with yoga and Ayurveda. "Without the support of yoga and Ayurveda, no vaccine can immunise you permanently against coronavirus, no matter how big you are, president or a big doctor yourself," Ramdev.
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Yash Mansukhbhai Moradiya, a yoga instructor, has created a Guiness world record for the longest duration of holding scorpion pose. Yash, who's currently in Dubai, held the pose for 20 minutes and four seconds. "Vrischikasana, also known as scorpion pose, is a dynamic and powerful pose," said the yoga master. According to Yash, the scorpion pose requires ample score strength and great shoulder mobility.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed yoga in Mysuru, Karnataka, on June 21 as part of the eighth edition of the International Yoga Day. More than 15,000 people attended Yoga festivities, including Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, officials from Ministry of Ayush, and other dignitaries. This year's theme is "Yoga for humanity." This initiative is a part of "Guardian Yoga Ring," a joint effort involving 79 nations and United Nations… read-more
Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched the National Yoga Olympiad 2022 and quiz competition in Delhi on June 18. Pradhan stated that yoga has aided mankind in easing pain and strengthening resilience, particularly during the post-Covid period. Pradhan also stated that Yoga is an essential component of health, wellness, and physical education, and he suggested that the National Council of Educational Research and Training … read-more
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh took part in the countdown programme for International Yoga Day 2022, which is celebrated across the world on June 21, every year. In Delhi, the Union Minister performed yoga, along with Union Minister of State (Defence) Ajay Bhatt. "Yoga is one of the most important heritage of the country," said Rajnath Singh. The 25 days countdown will next be celebrated in Hyderabad.
The Himveers of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) performed yoga at a height of 15,000 feet in the snow-capped Himalayan mountains. The ITBP noted that the yoga session was organised in view of the fast-approaching International Yoga Day. The International Yoga Day is celebrated every year on the 21st of June. 'Yog Utsav' was observed this year at the Red Fort earlier this on 7th April.
Union Civil Aviation Minister and Jyotiraditya Scindia and State Civil Aviation Minister Gen (Rtd) inaugurated the mega 'Yog Prabha' at the Safdarjung Airport in New Delhi on 25th April. Some of the activities to be conducted during the 'Yog Prabha' event include 'Yoga Demonstration' and 'Common Yoga Protocol,' among others. June 21 had been declared the International Yoga Day by the United Nations General Assembly in 2014.
Ministry of Ayush is organising a grand programme for the demonstration of common yoga protocol at Red Fort on April 7, on the occasion of World Health Day. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla is expected to be the chief guest of the programme and the event will also be graced by the presence of several Union Ministers and VIPs. The programme is be held between 6:30AM to 8AM.
In the 87th episode of Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi appreciated 126-year-old Baba Sivanand and said, "The life of Baba Sivananda is an inspiration for all of us. He has a passion for Yoga and leads a very healthy lifestyle." Modi said, dressed in white kurta & dhoti, Baba is picture of 'simplicity & grace. Baba known for his healthy lifestyle and yoga received Padma Shri award on March 21.