Ramdev asks pot-bellied journalists to take up yogaApril 30th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 30 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Friday tempted portly, pot-bellied journalists in Goa to wake up to the wonders of yoga.
Ramdev, who was in Goa to participate in a four-day yoga camp, first chided reporters covering his press conferences for being obese, and then made his classic marketing pitch.
“Out of Goa’s 15 lakh population, more than one lakh are obese. I can see from here that many reporters who are present here are obese too. Why don’t you (reporters) visit our yoga camp? You will be able to shed four to five kg within four days,” Ramdev, sitting cross-legged and clad in his customary saffron robes, said during a press conference at a hotel here.
Pointing to the pecuniary benefits of yoga as far as weight-shedding was concerned, Ramdev said yoga made the mind and body fitter, without making the wallet any lighter.
“In diet classes, people spend Rs.4,000 to shed merely one kg. Here, with yoga you can do it for free. Practising yoga also helps to keep your diet under control. And it costs you nothing,” Ramdev said.
The yoga guru from Haridwar, who has a huge following throughout the country, said there were more than 600 Patanjali Yog Peeth yoga schools in Goa and they were helping weed out alcoholism from the state, which is known for liberal alcohol norms.
“Through yoga, we hope to cure Goa from the perils of alcohol. We have made a beginning,” Ramdev said.
- Ramdev asks pot-bellied journalists to take up yoga (Lead) - Apr 30, 2010
- Ramdev's close aide arrested - Jul 20, 2012
- Protest planned in London against crackdown on Ramdev - Jun 18, 2011
- Ramdev: From Himalayas to political heartland, via yoga - Jun 03, 2011
- Ramdev reaches Hardwar to heroe's welcome (Second Lead, Changing dateline) - Jun 05, 2011
- Ramdev protests spread to Nepal - Jun 06, 2011
- Baba Ramdev discloses his assets (Lead) - Jun 09, 2011
- Ramdev to declare assets by evening - Jun 09, 2011
- Furious Ramdev hits out, talks of murder and rape (Intro Roundup) - Jun 26, 2011
- Goa Bachao group accuses Ramdev of being unethical - Dec 12, 2011
- Ramdev's Rs.1,100 crore empire under scanner - Jun 07, 2011
- Ramdev wants army chief to battle corruption - Apr 05, 2012
- Nepal followers celebrate Acharya Balkrishna's birthday with pomp - Aug 04, 2011
- Yoga guru Ramdev to preach pranayam, ayurveda in Scotland - Sep 23, 2009
- 'Ramdev not close to RSS' - Apr 13, 2012
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,