Never miss a story

Get subscribed to our newsletter


×



By NewsGram Staff Writer

The Congressional Yogi Association in collaboration with the Indian High Commission organized the first-ever ‘Yoga on the Hill’ at Capitol Hill, the seat of US Congress, on May 1. The event was led by Keith Mitchell, former National Football League (NFL) player. The motto of this event was to advocate better physical and mental health for the US military veterans.

According to recent data, 40 per cent army personnel are suffering from mental problems. It is estimated that ever since the war started in Afghanistan in 2001, more than 100,000 combat veterans have sought help for mental illness.

Notably, Yoga is considered to be a form of health care support in the cases of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Lawmaker Ryan, who joined the Yoga and meditation session, said, “The extremely high levels of stress Americans deal with on a daily basis is an important issue facing our country.”

“Mindfulness and the practice of yoga help to reduce stress, improve concentration, and increase feelings of well-being,” he said expressing support for the event.

The month long event will end on June 21, the first International Yoga Day. The event was attended by prominent guests from all spheres of life. Democrat House members, Tim Ryan, Charles Rangel, Brenan Mullaney from Team Red and some Iraq war veterans participated in the event.

The Indian High Commission will organize special event on June 21, to commemorate the International Yoga Day. As per counselor Mohit Yadav of Indian embassy, Shri Shri Ravi Shankar may attend the program and he will give lecture on ‘Nurturing peace through Yoga and Meditation’. The Indian Embassy also hosted an event at an open theatre at University of Maryland, in partnership with their student association DESI (Develop, Empower and Synergize India), Life in Yoga organization and the Art of Living Foundation.


Popular

getty pictures

Divorce proceedings

Divorce is a hard fact in someone's life because it can affect all aspects of life like social, economic, and living status. Conditions become tougher if you have children. Recovering from divorce is also a painful process but good thing is that it is possible to get through it and place better in terms of both finances and emotions. The impact of divorce on finances can be life-lasting but taking precautions and thorough investigations of options can help a lot not only to save unnecessary costs but also some other hidden areas where you weren't aware. Following are some tips to save money during a divorce.

1.Avoid advice from everyone

Keep Reading Show less
ryunosuke kikuno/unsplash

Hosting the Olympics is an economic burden on host cities which mainly include construction delays, cost overruns, security issues, and environmental concerns.

By Saish

Gone are those days when people, sports enthusiasts, and governments lined up to host the Olympics. Hosting the Olympics, once seemed to be an immensely prideful event, but it has now transformed into an economic burden. Host cities grapple with a plethora of problems which mainly include construction delays, cost overruns, security issues, and environmental concerns.

Keep Reading Show less
ians

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar enter semi finals.

Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar (57kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg) enjoyed fruitful outings at the Tokyo Olympic Games as they secured semifinal berths in their respective weight categories at the Makuhari Messe on Wednesday.

On the opening day of the wrestling competition, Ravi Kumar defeated Bulgaria's Georgi Vangelov 14-4 on technical superiority to reach the last-four in the men's 57kg category, while compatriot Deepak Punia overcame China's Zushen Lin 6-3 on points to advance to the semifinals.

Ravi Kumar will take on Nurislam Sanayev of Kazakhstan in the last-four, while Punia will be up against David Morris Taylor of the USA.

Earlier, Ravi Kumar had won his opening-round bout by technical superiority against Colombia's Oscar Tigreros to secure a quarterfinal spot. Competing in the Round-of-16 bout against the Colombian wrestler, the 23-year-old Ravi Kumar, who is making his Olympic debut, showed no nerves as he dominated the bout to win by technical superiority (13-2).

Ravi Kumar landed attack after attack and went 13-2 up, winning the bout by technical superiority with minutes to spare. In wrestling, building up a 10-point lead over the opponent results in a victory by technical superiority.

India's 86kg freestyle wrestler Deepak Punia showed no signs of the niggle that had forced him to pull out of the Poland Open Ranking Series in Warsaw in June, as he defeated Nigeria's Ekerekeme Agiomor on technical superiority to secure a quarterfinal berth.

He got his Olympic campaign to a fine start as he was in control from the start of the bout and hardly ever allowed his Nigerian opponent any room to maneuver his moves, finally winning with a 12-1 on technical superiority.

Punia, who had also suffered an elbow injury just before the Games, was slow at the start but came into his own as the bout progressed, inflicting takedowns at regular intervals to earn points.

The Indian wrestler eased into a 4-1 lead at the break and extended his lead comfortably in the second period.

Punia, the silver medallist from the 2019 world wrestling championships, then set up a clash with China's Lin Zushen in the quarterfinals and defeated him 6-3.

(IANS/HP)