(above: BKS Iyengar hanging loose) And then Iyengar says to Ramdev “knock it off with the kapalbhati peddling, compadre. Capice?!” Actually, that’s not true. What BKS Iyengar did say on Tuesday, speaking to a group of Chinese yoga enthusiasts (in China), was that those who “sell programmes like kapalbhati” are basically corrupting Patanjali’s yoga. The 93-year-old Guruji [...]
Swami Ramdev, India’s Corruption Fighting Yoga Super Hero Will Fast Til Death
Oh, now all of a sudden everyone wants to talk about Baba Ramdev. Yes, the same Swamster Ramdev, yogevangelist who owns a piece of Scotland, has a 24/7 yoga TV channel with millions of viewers, has announced his desire to “shoot dead” corrupt politicians and has declared yoga the cure for everything, including cancer and [...]
And then the Yoga Guru said… “We need to follow the Chinese example of shooting dead the people found guilty of corruption. India cannot emerge economically till the politicians, bureaucrats and officials responsible for defrauding Indian taxpayers are punished,” said Ramdev, addressing supporters at his protest rally at Jantar Mantar in central Delhi, in response [...]
Yoga Spectacular Opens Commonwealth Games in India, Next Up Super Bowl?
YogaDorks Around the World: If you haven’t already viewed this, it’s a sight! Earlier this week the 2010 Commonwealth Games kicked off in India (kinda like the Olympics, but for the Commonwealth of Nations aka former British Empire). Among the opening ceremony spectacles was a ‘Padma Asana’ yoga presentation performed by 900 Delhi school kids! [...]
India’s Yogevangelist Baba Ramdev to Cleanse Political Corruption, Downgrade Bikram to Kitten Status
“If you sweat this much in the morning, you will never get old.” Guess that guru! Nope it’s not Bikram. It is none other than India’s foremost Yoga Hero, Baba Ramdev. Not for nothing, but we kinda knew this guy was a big deal (we’ve mentioned his yogevangelism, cleansing of the gays, curing cancer, and [...]
Swami Ramdev Founds Scotland ‘Peace Island’, Challenges Bikram for Title of Yoga ‘Don’
On the topic of yoga, and impassioned proselytizing of its inherent benefits, perhaps it’s not entirely fair for us to automatically think of the sweaty golden god known as Bikram Choudhury. Really. Step aside blingmaster stretch! There’s a new yoga ‘Don’ and he’s got the Scottish island to prove it! That’s Baba Ramdev, otherwise known [...]
Of the week: Study Finds Yoga Eases Back Pain; Ramdev Takes Scotland; Yoga Dogz Take the Internets
In case you were, oh we don’t know busy back-to-working/schooling this week, here are some news bits you may have missed… followed by a moment of silence (don’t worry we can’t hold it for too long). Back Pain Eased With Yoga (scientific proof!) There’s been a study, a scientific one with real researchers and everything, [...]
Yogevangelist Swami Ramdev Protests Homosexuality, Claims it a ‘Defect’ ‘Cured’ with Yoga
With all the fluff of Celebriyogi week it’s taken a moment to locate our serious YD hat. We found it a lot easier after reading about this… India’s Yoga prince Swami Ramdev has already made the controversial claim that yoga can cure all, so of course the big news came when last week the Delhi [...]
[BOTD] Recession-Resilience Edition: Baba Ramdev Yoganomics; Pure Yoga Expanding!
Baba Ramdev Unveils His Yoganomics Plan: He’s a one man wonder! Employees of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) were treated to some quality Swamster time recently during their very own special Ramdev Yoga Camp. Not content with politics, technology, curing everything in the world, Ramdev threw his Economist hat into the ring. Speaking on the [...]