China’s first yoga college begins enrollment for Master’s programme

The India-China Yoga College (ICYC), which comes under China’s Minzu University, has opened enrollment for its new master’s programme. ICYC was jointly set up by Yunnan Minzu University and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations in 2015. Students can now sign up for the three-year programme, the first two years of which will be completed in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, and the final year in India, according to Lu Fang, deputy dean on India-China Yoga College (ICYC). Students who complete the programme will receive degree/diplomas from both…

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AICTE makes yoga mandatory for students to earn an engineering degree

AICTE makes yoga mandatory for students to earn an engineering degree Students studying in engineering colleges and technical institutions will now have to practice yoga as AICTE has made it mandatory in order to obtain their engineering degree. They will have to participate in yoga or sports or any other extra-curricular activities to get a degree. Representative image Students studying in engineering colleges and technical institutions will now have to practice yoga as All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has made it mandatory in order to obtain their engineering…

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Yoga asanas to correct your posture

Woman meditating (Pic: Thinkstock) Long work hours at the desk, neck hanging down deep engrossed in smart phones, slouching are all leading to nothing but incorrect postures. Celebrity yoga professional Sunaina Rekhi says, “The number of youngsters facing back, shoulder and neck pain is only increasing by the day. It is important for one to relax their stress muscles.These postures can be corrected by yoga.” Balasana (Child’s Pose) The first pose we are going to go into child’s pose which is going to round our shoulders forward to get us…

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Savasana, the Most Relaxing Yoga Pose: Time to Reboot, Not Sleep

            According to B S Iyenger, “Savasana when properly performed brings on a silent state of stillness which is divine.” At the end of every yoga class, you know those few minutes when you’re asked to lie down straight, with your legs placed apart and arms by your side. It is a moment when you oscillate between relaxation and blissful sleep by performing an ancient yoga asana known as Shavasana or Savasana (pronounced as Shuh-vaas-ana) that takes its name from two Sanskrit words ‘shava‘ which…

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