(Ok, I don’t know if it is Lara KA Yoga, or Lara KI Yoga!)
First, it was Shilpa flaunting her huge.. er.. smile on everything, starting from Poppadums to Yoga Dvds. And now its our dear Lara Dutta.
I saw this link on FB, from Flipkart, that announced a new product – ‘H.E.A.L. With Lara Dutta – “Yoga: Recovery & Rejuvenation’.
Excellent venture. For the producers and Lara!
But what of the thousands of people (and here, I’m just being optimistic about the number not being in Lakhs!!) who will actually buy the DVD?
Thousands of people will believe they can actually learn yoga, and achieve ‘inner peace’ by copying Lara!
Thousands will imagine they too, will turn ultra-slim and glamorous, only by practising Yoga from a DVD!
And thousands more will be happy to flaunt that they too, belong to the elite group of people who do Yoga for well-being.
Honestly, people, do we really believe it is safe to learn yoga from a DVD?
Here is something very basic about Yoga. Yoga is not just about postures, it is about breating too. And the technique you adopt has to be absolutely correct.
The wrong technique could lead to injuries of any sort. It could even render the entire exercise useless!!
- If we really do want to achieve inner calm, let’s spend some time in silence!!
- If we desire happiness and a sense of purpose in life, let us spend time with the less fortunate – we will not only help them, but will also automatically realise how much we ‘have’ as compared to what we hanker after!!
- If we want to look thin and glamorous, then let’s eat sensibly and work-out every day, rather than buy a ‘Heal with Lara’ Dvd!
Well, the only ray of light in this sort of a money-making venture is that the common man/woman may not find the sight of a Baba Ramdev visually appealing (!!!), but might just be tempted to have a taster of ‘Yoga’ just because a filmstar endorses it!
Having said that, it seems ridiculous for people to try and learn Yoga from a DVD.
It is like reading a book or watching a DVD on ‘How to Swim’ and jumping straight into the ocean!!!
What do you think, ladies and gentlemen? Do share!