Baba Ramdev has come under fire for his misinformed comment about cow urine in the Quran being mentioned as a form of medicine. He said that this should be enough for Muslims to also be open to drinking it like how it is used for therapeutic purposes in traditional Indian medicine.
The axing of the the History and Politics of Yoga course at Nalanda University has been controversial. Some are saying that yoga is for everyone and should not be mixed with politics. But supports of say that the Modi government is already mixing yoga with politics.
Baba Ramdev taught a yoga session to the Indo-Tibetan Border Police. The prominent yoga guru wants to help keep the police who safeguard India's borders healthy and fit.
V Nanammal is one of the oldest yoga teachers in the world and says that yoga is not about pushing to yourself or working up a sweat. Her school, Ozone Yoga, has trained thousands of yoga practitioners in traditional yoga since the 1970's.
Yoga is gaining more popularity in China, Rishikesh exports a great number of yoga instructors to China and more are needed!
A medical study in India has shown positive results in the use of yoga and fenugreek seeds to treat diabetes.
Yoga has been derecognized as a sport in India. The decision was made by the Sports Ministry 14 months after previously categorizing yoga as a priority sport.
The Indian government plans to introduce yoga as a university course all over the country. The course will be drafted to meet international standards.