Yoga goes International
Ever since I attended Rujuta Divekar’s book launch where she pooh poohed the idea of an International Yoga Day, I’ve found the concept of dedicating a day to Yoga very funny. As she said, Yoga is or rather should be as integral to our lives as daal chawal . This, incidentally is also giving way to pizza and pasta and it won’t be long before we have an International Daal Chawal Day with hundreds of people doing Daal Chawal by the Bay.
Jokes apart , why is it that only when our traditional foods or practices gain INTERNATIONAL currency that they gain credibility become acceptable to us?
During a recent trip to the US, I found a range of cold pressed coconut oil and pure Desi ghee in mainstream grocery stores. I also spotted some “old grain” breads in some shelves. Possibly a time will come when ready to eat Daal Chawal will replace the Butter Chicken and Palak Paneer that we see in the Indian food section.
However, till that time, let us all stretch ourselves to fitness.
Sharing some cartoons I got via Whatsapp from my Yoga friends