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Yoga: Indian practice turned global phenomenon

Jun 22, 2019 - 2:44 PM

The Indian discipline of yoga is practiced by millions around the world and is hailed for its physical, spiritual, and mental health benefits

The week in photos: June 16-22, 2018

Jun 23, 2018 - 12:53 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A 4-year-old Honduran girl carries a doll while walking with her immigrant mother, both released from detention through the "catch and release" policy, from a Catholic Charities relief center to a nearby bus station on June 17, 2018 in McAllen, Texas."Catch and release" is a pro Photo by Loren Elliott/AFP

The world yoga capital, with a little help from its friends

Jun 21, 2018 - 9:23 PM

The town of Rishikesh, in the foothills of the Himalayas, is the world center of yoga, drawing tens of thousands of foreign tourists every year to its dozens of ashram retreats and yoga schools

WORLD YOGA DAY. Indian yoga practitioners take part in a mass yoga session on International Yoga Day in Allahabad on June 21, 2018. Photo by Sanjay Kanojia/AFP

The week in photos: June 17-23, 2017

Jun 24, 2017 - 7:18 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Afghan refugee women wait to scan their eyes at the UNHCR registration center in Peshawar, Pakistan on June 19, 2017 ahead of the World Refugee Day. Photo by Abdul Majeed/AFP

Millions stretch and bend as Indian PM leads world yoga day

Jun 21, 2016 - 8:38 PM

Across India schoolchildren sailors soldiers and bureaucrats bent and twisted their bodies from early morning at mass outdoor sessions to mark the second International Yoga Day

YOGA DAY. Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi (C-in white clothes), participates in the mass yoga demonstration at the Capitol Complex on the occasion of the second International Day of Yoga in Chandigarh, India, June 21, 2016. EPA/STR

India bends it like Modi on first World Yoga Day

Jun 21, 2015 - 12:00 PM

Yoga loving Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi led more than 35 000 people in performing poses such as the half camel and cobra in a mass outdoor yoga session in New Delhi India

YOGA DAY. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) participates in a mass yoga session along with other Indian yoga practitioners to mark the International Yoga Day on Rajpath in New Delhi on June 21, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH SINGH

India all set to celebrate International Yoga Day

Jun 21, 2015 - 9:25 AM

Some 35 000 people – including students and Bollywood actors – will participate in a 35 minute yoga class in New Delhi an event championed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

YOGA LOVE. In this photograph taken on June 14, 2015, Indian acid attack survivors, 20 year-old, Rupa (L), 26 year-old, Laxmi (C) and 30 year-old, Sonia attend a yoga class ahead of International Yoga Day in New Delhi. AFP PHOTO/Chandan KHANNA