If I am right it’s Confucius who said, "When you breathe, you inspire, when you do not breathe, you expire."
It’s funny. People are so occupied running after money, they are forced to pay cash even to learn how to breathe properly. Ya, I mean yoga. It’s a multi-billion dollar business worldwide. But I do not mind. Healthy people make healthy company.
The famous Rhea Pillai (Ex-wife Sanju baba) was giving a demonstration for Art of Living in Mumbai when I was working for a Mumbai daily. “Your courses seem to be for the elite. What about the poor? Can’t you guys teach the poor also how to breathe properly? I asked.
I was amazed by her cool composure. She laughed and said, “You should join us in our programmes in prisons and slums. You will see for yourself.”
When Baba Ramdev came to Dubai some months ago, I met him. “If only people spent some time on yoga, they could save money and worry,” he insisted. I feel even he is beyond the reach of the poor.
I remember my school days when we had a yoga class. That has helped me until today.
Heard this joke: “Join a yoga class,” he told her.
“I have enough worries already at home,” she replied.
“Good. Try yoga, your worries will go.”
“Yoga is the worry. My hubby is a yoga teacher and the income is hardly enough.”