Yoga Guru Ramdev took to micro-blogging site Twitter to make the announcement.
For his part in popularising yoga in India and around the world, the government in 1991 awarded Iyengar the Padma Shri.
Artists from Indian Raga, an Arts education startup founded at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) enthralled the audience with their cultural dance and musical performances.
The International Day of Yoga is celebrated annually on June 21 to raise global awareness about the benefits of the ancient Indian practice.
Fifth International Day of Yoga celebrated across the world with zeal and vigour
M Venkaiah Naidu was speaking at an event to mark the International Day of Yoga organised by the Ministry of Ayush and Brahma Kumaris at the iconic Red Fort.
Yoga tends to calm the mind and bring peace, but people have added unique elements for that very purpose.
Working out does not necessarily mean spending hours at the gym while leading a sedentary lifestyle in office.
Our MPs could avail the benefits of yoga, considering it helps attain peace of mind, patience and logic in speech—things that will come in handy during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament
He sold his idea to the global community in no time, much to everyone’s surprise.
The event was proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the United Nations in September 2014, and was first celebrated on June 21, 2015.
A six-member jury will consider the entries in all 23 languages.
The yoga programmes varied in length from one month to seven months, and duration of sessions ranged from 30 to 90 minutes.
According to him, 'yoga locator'- a map-based location app - will also enable yoga instructors to register themselves and reach out to a maximum number of people.
These notable business personalities turn to exercises like yoga and meditation to maintain their physical and mental health.
The President, who was in the metropolis to deliver the keynote address at an event organised to celebrate the centenary of the Yoga Institute, added that Yoga belongs to all and binds everyone.
The Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between India's Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) and the Kanagawa Prefectural Government was signed during the ongoing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan.
However, activities like holding of fitness camps or classes such as aerobics, dance, music, etc, will attract Goods and Services Tax (GST), the Revenue Department said in a circular Wednesday.
Yoga has touched many lives by its transformative powers. It is an ancient practice that you can use at home to de-stress from the 9-5 blues.
Here's a playlist of the best podcasts covering various events over the week.
Students, government officials, defence personnel, police officials and people from various quarters enthusiastically participated in the yoga day celebrations held across the Tamil Nadu.
Adequate physical activity improves muscular and cardiorespiratory fitness, enhances bone and functional health, helps prevent depression and promote mental health, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh said.
Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has already sold over 8,000 yoga kits, worth Rs 1.5 crore, across the country this year
In a video message posted on his Twitter handle, the prime minister said yoga is one of the most precious gifts given by the ancient Indian sages to humankind.
In his tweet, PM Modi explained that his morning walk is inspired by the Panchtatvas or the five elements — Prithvi, Jal, Agni, Vayu and Aakash