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Last year on a proposal from Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi, United Nations had declared 21st June, my son’s birthday :-) as International Yoga Day, the reason for proposing the day was due to the fact it’s the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and significance in many parts of the world. As preparation for the event happening tomorrow for International day of yoga this year, my yoga teacher Sri Gautham Chand has been training us for the last few classes on the Common Yoga Protocol published by the Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. Of India. The routine recommended…

I have been practicing yoga for more than a decade now, weekly twice I have my classes. I am lucky to have got two great yoga masters who have tolerated me. They have taught me over the years and continue…

In my weekly Yoga classes my Yoga master starts the class and ends the class with either of the following two Sanskrit Hymns. asato ma satgamaya tamaso ma jyotirgamaya mrityorma amritam gamaya (Brhadaranyaka Upanishad) Meaning: Lead me from the untruth/unreal (asat) to the truth/real (sat), Lead me from darkness to light, Lead me from death to immortality. Om sahana vavatu sahana bhunattu Saha viryam karawavahai Tejasvinavaditamastu Ma vidvishavahai Om shanti shanti shanti (Kato Upanishad) Meaning: Together may be be protected Together may we be nourished Together may we work with great energy May our journey together be brilliant and effective…

The US Patent Office has already granted 150 yoga-related copyrights and 2,315 yoga trademarks. Indian Government normally reacts too late in protecting against Patents being awarded in Western world for age old Indian traditional practices. In an unexpected sense of…