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India yogi who claimed to live without food or water dies aged 90

May 26, 2020 - 9:21 PM

Prahlad Jani's story has attracted interest in India's medical community before he died

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 6, 2010 Indian sadhu, Hindu holy man, Prahlad Jani is escorted by devotees and relatives after a press conference in Ahmedbad. - An Indian holy man, Prahlad Jani, who claims he spent eight decades without food or water, shocking scientists, has died aged 90 in the western India state of Gujarat, his neighbours told AFP. (Photo by Sam PANTHAKY / AFP) / “The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Sam PANTHAKY has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [90] instead of [91]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.”

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

Two dead, multiple wounded in U.S. yoga studio shooting – police

Nov 03, 2018 - 1:23 PM

'There are indications that several people inside fought back and tried to not only save themselves but other people,' says police chief Michael DeLeo

TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 02: Emergency personnel stationed outside the HotYoga Studio after a gunman killed one person and injured several others inside on November 2, 2018 in Tallahassee, Florida. The gunman also died from what appears a self inflicted gunshot wound according to police. Seven people have been admitted to the hospital. Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images/AFP

The flow in our stars: Yoga for the Libra season

Oct 13, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Libra’s fundamental focus is on partnerships and relationships

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

What to bring on your first yoga sesh

Jun 21, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Come prepared for your first downward-facing dog

The week in photos: June 9-15, 2018

Jun 16, 2018 - 3:30 PM

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

A football fan sports a hair tattoo showing the portrait of Argentinian football player Lionel Messi at a hair salon in Novi Sad, Serbia, on June 10, 2018.A Serbian hairdresser proposes to his clients to draw with scissors on the back of their heads portraits of football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the forthcoming World Cup in Russia. Mario Hvala gives his creativity free rain ever since, 18 years ago, he made with scissors a tarantula on a client's head after suggesting him: "Let's do something different." For the World Cup, which opens on June 14, 2018, he proposes to football afficionados to do the same thing with Messi and Ronaldo. / AFP PHOTO / VLADIMIR ZIVOJINOVIC

Indian prime minister trots and treads in fitness video

Jun 16, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Narendra Modi talks about the 'refreshing and rejuvenating' benefits of his exercise workout in a video posted online

This screenshot taken from a video posted on India Prime Minister twitter handle, shows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing Yoga following a fitness challenge in New Delhi on June 13, 2018. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 13 posted a video of himself doing knee bends, walking backwards and stretching on a rock in response to a trending social media fitness challenge. / AFP PHOTO / -

The week in photos: May 5-12, 2018

May 13, 2018 - 11:36 AM

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

Supreme Court on May11, 2018 voting on the quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[Gameplan] Beginners try Vinyasa Yoga

Jan 25, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Take deep breaths and #JustStart your fitness journey with Vinyasa Yoga

Feel the 'Star Wars' force with the augmented reality game

Dec 24, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Lenovo's latest offerings might make you feel the force

3 Nike tights to get you through any kind of workout

Nov 07, 2017 - 12:24 PM

Let these tights inspire you to reach your #fitnessgoals

NIKE PANTS STUDIO. The workout brand has released new gear tailor-made for specific activities. Photo courtesy of Nike

The week in photos: September 30-October 6, 2017

Oct 07, 2017 - 1:54 PM

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

SLUTWALK. Women's rights activists march against gender inequalities during what the organizers called 'the third annual Amber Rose SlutWalk' in downtown Los Angeles, California on October 1, 2017. Photo by Mark Ralston/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

Gameplan: Anti-gravity yoga for newbies

May 29, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Yogi and triathlete Bubbles Paraiso shares how wholesome food and regular exercise can help us deal with everyday stress

California judge issues arrest warrant for yoga guru Bikram Choudhury

May 25, 2017 - 12:50 PM

The founder of the Bikram Yoga empire is ordered arrested after failing to pay nearly 6 5 million in damages for a 2013 sexual harassment case

A sign outside the building housing the Worldwide headquarters of Bikram Yoga is seen in Santa Monica, California on January 27, 2016. Bikram Choudhury, the man behind the Bikram yoga empire, was sued by a lawyer who worked for him, complaining that she suffered damaging consequences after she spoke out against his alleged sexual harassment of other women. A jury in Los Angeles Superior Court deliberated for two hours before ordering the 69-year-old guru to pay a massive $6.47 million fine in punitive damages. / AFP PHOTO / Mark Ralston

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

Mewujudkan ‘birthday trip' impian kamu

Feb 24, 2016 - 12:02 PM

Ulang tahun dirayakan dengan jalan jalan bersama sahabat kenapa tidak?

BIRTHDAY TRIP. Penulis bersama temannya, Ayee Macaraig, saat berkunjung di Antonio Blanco Museum di Ubud Bali, Senin, 22 Februari 2016. Foto oleh Febriana Firdaus

Yoga for Life: An HIV positive story

Dec 05, 2015 - 5:00 PM

How does yoga help people affected with HIV?

INFOGRAPHIC: Treating modern body pains with yoga

Sep 17, 2015 - 12:21 PM

Here’s how you can reverse the effects of sitting on a chair all day

What you need to know about yoga during pregnancy

Jul 22, 2015 - 9:59 AM

Breaking down the preconceptions and myths of a pre natal yoga class

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

Off the mat: What you need to know about yoga

Jun 15, 2015 - 11:08 PM

If you think yoga is just another exercise think again

Anjasmara ‘goes international’ jadi guru yoga

Apr 02, 2015 - 6:03 PM

Bagi Anjasmara yoga adalah sebuah perjalanan untuk bisa menyikapi hidup jadi lebih baik

Anjasmara menjadi pembicara dalam sesi seminar Yoga Ala-Ala di Bali Spirit Festival, April 2015. Foto oleh Johana Purba/Rappler

Free yoga classes for Indian government employees

Mar 20, 2015 - 10:38 PM

India s national government which employs around 3 million people gives no reason for the move

Menagih janji anggota DPR bersama Temui Wakilmu

Dec 02, 2014 - 5:19 PM

Pertemuan pertama acara Temui Wakilmu ini akan diadakan pada Kamis 4 Desember di gedung DPR RI Jakarta

Rizki Aljupri (kiri) dan Yoga Dirga Cahya menggagas Temui Wakilmu, sebuah wadah bagi anak-anak muda Indonesia untuk menyalurkan aspirasi mereka secara langsung kepada anggota DPR.

#PugadBaboy: Evil Yoga punchline 3

Nov 17, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Evil Yoga

Nov 17, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Evil Yoga punchline 2

Nov 17, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Yoga for a climate-resilient Philippines

Nov 13, 2014 - 1:49 PM

Join a series of yoga workshops led by experts Mark and Joanne Darby All proceeds go towards building a more climate resilent Philippines

OMG! Did you say OM?

Nov 03, 2014 - 9:30 AM

A Catholic priest cautions us that the devil may be in yoga practice I suggest that the Devil has always been in our capacity to demonize people whose spiritual practice does not conform to our own

Yoga bersama Patrick Beach: Melihat dunia jungkir balik

Oct 09, 2014 - 7:20 PM

Beberapa manfaat teknik yoga inversion adalah menghilangkan stres membuat rileks dan menambah awet muda

Praktisi yoga asal Amerika Serikat, Patrick Beach, melakukan teknik inversion dengan Monas sebagai latar belakangnya. Foto oleh @PatrickBeach/Instagram

Iyengar yoga founder dies aged 95

Aug 21, 2014 - 3:57 PM

Followers fans and yoga practitioners mourn the loss of the man who played a great part in bringing yoga to the Western world

INFOGRAPHIC: Office yoga to get you through your red days

Jul 01, 2014 - 2:43 PM

Fight dysmenorrhea with a little stretching Inhale exhale and try some office friendly yoga poses

Graphic by Mara Elize Mercado

Lenovo announces souped-up Yoga Tablet 10 HD+

Feb 27, 2014 - 12:10 PM

Despite lukewarm response to the Yoga Tablet 8 Lenovo unveils the Yoga Tablet 10 HD a tablet that can hold tilt and stand

Gear up for the week! 5 easy yoga moves to help you relax

Feb 02, 2014 - 6:01 PM

With the help of yoga teacher Lisa Marie Nilsson two beginners demonstrate easy yoga moves to help you prepare for the stress of the coming week

RELAX. Use these poses to help you recharge for the upcoming week

Global Mala: More than just yoga classes

Sep 29, 2013 - 3:18 PM

Fostering communal harmony through serenity and balance in body and spirit

HEALERS. Tata Mapa, Analiya Ancajas, and Jinky Canoy giving one on one reiki chakra balancing sessions to the Global Mala Participants. Photos by Michelle Ressa-Aventajado

Global Mala: Wrapping the world in peace

Sep 14, 2013 - 4:13 PM

Spread the gift of service peace and yoga on September 21

UNITED THROUGH YOGA. Promoting global harmony. Photos from the GMP 2012 Facebook page

AntiGravity Yoga: Defying gravity

Sep 04, 2013 - 12:00 PM

Have fun while flying and doing yoga

DEFYING GRAVITY. AntiGravity Yoga involves suspensions, inversions and more poses with the help of a silk hammock. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

Make the most of your flooded holiday

Aug 20, 2013 - 4:32 PM

Stranded? Here are suggestions on how to make the most of your [wet] idle time

STRANDED? Worry not: here are ways for you to enjoy the wait

Post-pregnancy weight: Baby bulge, be gone!

Aug 09, 2013 - 12:36 PM

The Sexy Chef shares tips and a recipe for slimming down after pregnancy

SEXY MOM, SEXY CHEF. The author and her baby Arya today. All images courtesy of Barni Alejandro-Rennebeck

7 reasons to love Bikram Yoga

Jun 30, 2013 - 1:20 PM

Releasing toxins relaxing the muscles and other benefits of heat and sweat in meditation

BALANCING ACT. In Bikram Yoga, you are asked to engage your core. Photo from Bikram Yoga Alabang

'Never lose your happiness'

May 11, 2013 - 4:57 PM

Whatever is happening is good whatever has happened is good what is to happen will be good

REAL HAPPINESS. The author in front of Om Shanti Bhawan at Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India. Photo by Agnes Roque

Manila and motherhood: I have learned so much

May 09, 2013 - 8:15 AM

As I discover all the beautiful people and places I m discovering parts of my mother as well

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER. The author (right) with eldest child Gia. Photo by Nino Aventajado

Are you ready? Shake that Buti!

May 08, 2013 - 8:14 PM

Buti yoga is a sexier bootylicious form of exercise that promises to slim you down fast

BUTI-LICIOUS. Buti Yoga will have you shaking your behind and banishing your shyness. Photo courtesy of Eileen Tupaz and White Space Wellness Studios

Earth Day and the ecology of consciousness

Apr 22, 2013 - 2:57 PM

Our capacity to change ecosystems is proportional to our capacity to change our own consciousness

IT STARTS IN YOU. The wellness of ecology begins within each of us. Photo from the Inner Space Manila Facebook page

Teaching your children to meditate

Apr 10, 2013 - 12:04 PM

With Instagram Twitter Facebook and a plethora of gaming apps to choose from it is inevitable that our children s minds will be overstimulated

MEANING AND MINDFULNESS. How can we help our children to disconnect from FB, Twitter, and Instagram while teaching them to be more mindful? Teach them to meditate. All photos by Michelle Aventajado

Think right and feel great, no matter what

Mar 20, 2013 - 10:56 PM

When you ve almost lost hope breathe and think: What do I want my life to be?

LAUGH AGAIN. Brahma Kumaris's Sr Shivani has practical advice. Photo from the Brahma Kumaris Facebook page