Dr HR Nagendra, Modi’s yoga guru dreams of Diabetes Free India

                    Dr Dr HR Nagendra, is widely known as the yoga guru of Narendra Modi. He is  the Chancellor of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bangalore. Here in a detailed conversation with the NRIfm editor Dr Vijay Rana Dr HR Nagendra talks about his…

A One-Minute Meditation with Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra

No time to meditate? No problem. Sixty seconds or less is all you need to take mini-break from the day’s stresses to help you regain mental clarity and calm. Here, Deepak Chopra, M.D., walks you through a quick, seated one-minute meditation that you can do right at your desk or…

Harvard research: Yoga helpful in both anxiety and depression

Source: Harvard Mental Health Letter Studies suggest that this practice modulates the stress response. Since the 1970s, meditation and other stress-reduction techniques have been studied as possible treatments for depression and anxiety. One such practice, yoga, has received less attention in the medical literature, though it has become increasingly popular in recent decades….

Yoga reduces cardiovascular disease like exercise does

IYD, International Yoga Day

Yoga effective for those ‘who cannot perform traditional aerobic exercise’. 16 Dec 2014: Following a systematic review of 37 randomised controlled trials, investigators from the Netherlands and USA have found that yoga may provide the same benefits in risk factor reduction as such traditional physical activities as biking or brisk walking. Sophia…

Dr Bindeshwar Pathak: The pioneer of Sulabh sanitation movement in India

Dr Bindheshwar Pathak is a prominent Indian social reformer who has devoted his life to improve the working conditions of one of India’s most discriminated communities of manual scavengers. He is the founder of  Sulabh International, a national NGO promoting clean toilets across India. Sulabh toilet complexes could be found in…

HEALTH & HAPPINESS 4 YOU, Issue No. 13

Narayan Hrudayalaya wins the 2013 FT ArcelorMittal Business award

Bangalore based hospital group Narayana Hrudayalaya was given the 2013 FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business award for ‘Corporate Responsibility’ to create an ‘innovative financial model for helping ordinary Indians access vital medical services’. NRIfm presents an exclusive interview with Dr Devi Shetty who set up this remarkable national institution.      

Sri Sri Ravishakar’s message to NRIs

Help us to make a healthy and happy world During his recent visit to the UK Sri Sri Ravishakar taught the Art of Living to thousands of NRIs. His speech and yoga demonstrations were a great source of inspiration to lead a happy and healthy life and to spread world…

Aamir Khan:- My struggle to quit smoking

“Nothing is more dangerous than cigarette smoking.” We all know him as a great Bollywood star, but here in an off beat interview Aamir Khan talks about his struggle to quit smoking. He candidly talks about how he reluctantly got into smoking and the disastrous impact of cigarette smoking on…

Swami Ramdev on his life and yoga movement

Message to the NRIs In a rare personal interview Swami Ramdev, the pioneer of the world’s largest health awareness campaign, talks to the NRIfm.com editor Vijay Rana about his childhood and throws light about the origins of his unique yoga system. He talks about the early struggle and the roadblocks…