Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Even breathing sells

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.”

25 comments:

  1. hmm...Yoga teaching should be free....but than this is how some people are earning....


    So I can't say...but yes I think if its teacher can't make it free then at least make it economical for everyone...

    But if you are hungry and don't have a proper job who cares what YOGA is???

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  2. I had an eight days long training in Yoga during a school camp, when I was in 8th or ninth. At that time I dint find any interest in it..but nowadays, Yoga training is becoming an essential part of urban life...
    The last joke was worth a hearty laugh

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  3. Awesome !

    Two sides captured beautifully.

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  4. I love the way u help in 'connecting the dots'...Serious title to hilarious end!!!
    Loved the post! :)

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  5. yoga is great, India's gift to the world!!

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  6. Ha ha..I just bought a Yoga DVD to try at home. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to try it out yet! It cost me AED 54/-. I really thought three times before I bought it!

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  7. I practice yoga regularly. It has great health benefits. About the cost of Yoga learning, it is really not too high. That is why your joke is so true!

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  8. I dont follow yoga, but I am a huge fan Of Ramdev

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  9. LOl..u make a spoof out of everything dont u..:)

    I have to write more illaya...i am becoming llllazzzyyy :(

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  10. Rightly said ,even breathing sells !

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  11. I guess it "sells", because it is the rich that finds more need for it - with all the stress that goes in to make money and then save or double the money...hee, hee! Enjoyed the joke ;p

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  12. Wonderfully written. Yoga is doing good business in new forms and new names like vinyasa, kathak yoga being promoted by celebrities. The simple sandhya vandanam our thatha's practised is being marketed and branded. a goodd post.

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  13. :-D I love laughing yoga! I love your writing! Thank you! (((Hugs)))

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  14. Yoga is making a high business around the world then how come the yoga teacher cant earn enough :S?

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  15. indeed yoga has become a multi millionare business... I do bits and pieces of asana in the name of yoga :P

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  16. billions are their to be fooled just a intelligent and crook is required to fool them.
    very well written
    do the deep breathing and you get all what u want.
    even a good joke will do the trick

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  17. Yeah it seems that yoga is for the elite nowadays. But there are really genuine folks who want everyone to practice yoga. I liked this post's title :-)

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  18. so at the end of the day everything boils down to money, which rules the show. lol.

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  19. Haha, even breathe sells...very correct, Ramesh!

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  20. he..he i think yoga is india's gift to the rest of the world...as gifts that we give others are something that we dont use for ourselves....!

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  21. You are right. We need to take Yoga to the poor who need it the most.

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  22. A great quote to start with and an equally good joke to end with - thanks for this post.

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