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When I picked up the morning newspaper today with my cup of coffee, I was delighted to see a full page advt. from Ministry of External Affairs (Govt. of India). It was the announcement of United Nations announcing June 21st as International Day of Yoga. My joy was not because of my love for Yoga (which I have been practicing for last 14 years) but because June 21st is my only son’s birthday!!!. My 11 year old son has been doing Yoga for last many years as well. Having said this, I am aware that this may amount to nothing on ground to spread the art…

I have been practising 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…

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 urgency it seems to be acting now on Protecting several Yoga techniques from being patented. “The Indian government is getting old Sanskrit and Tamil texts translated and is also cataloging ayurvedic medicines. The information will be made available in five languages so patent offices around the world can access it, according to the International Herald Tribune”