It is with inexpressible sorrow that we announce that BKS Iyengar world famous yoga guru and founder of Iyengar yoga has passed away in Pune, in the Western state of Maharashtra, earlier Wenesday. In 2004 BKS Iyengar was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine.
Veterans like Travis Leanna, who was 22 years old when he was deployed to Fallujah for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007, returned home to suffer from anxiety and insomnia. Now he teaches mindfulness and deep breathing to other veterans as part of Project Welcome Home Troops. In November, Tim Ryan(D-Ohio) and Rep. Rich Nugent (R-Fla.) introduced the Veterans and Armed Forces Health Promotion Act of 2013, a bill that seeks to improve health care provided to veterans, including integrative health programs, such as mindfulness training, healthy eating plans and yoga therapy, as well as the creation of about 10 veteran family wellness centers across the country. It would also expand holistic care education and research for such common post-war issues as PTSD and traumatic brain injury. Rajashree Choudhury (pictured here with Congressman Tim Ryan) teaches yoga, seminars and training worldwide. Rajashree and Bikram Yoga have hosted Yoga clinics with Team Red White and Blue for Veterans suffering after conflict that wish to integrate successfully into civilian life.
Rajashree conveys her profound grief and sorrow at the sad demise of Mr. Kamal Bhandari , seven-time former national bodybuilding champion ( Bharat Shree/ Mr. India) and Yoga expert who passed away on the 2nd of April, 2015 in Kolkata , India after suffering a heart attack. Mr. Bhandari was a life-long disciple of Byamacharya Bishnu Charan Ghosh and spent many years with Ghosh's College of Physical Education owned by Byamacharya Bishnu Charan Ghosh. He visited Los Angeles several times and was one of the judges for the International Yoga Asana Championship.
Ex. Bharat (Mr. India) Kamal Bhandari was 81 years and was a sitting treasurer of the Bengal Olympic Association and secretary in the West Bengal Gymnastics Association. He was a very popular and well-known physical culturalist and imparted training in many organizations/ clubs/ institutes. A renowned physical culturalist and bodybuilder, Bhandari was a seven-time national champion (Bharat Shree) and two-time Mr. Universe finalist before turning to sports and Yoga administration in India. We all pray to God- may his soul rest in peace.