The #InternationalYogaDay #IDY2017 can get all about people dressed in yoga clothes, performing asanas in exotic locales, a photo op of sorts or just that.
You don't need me to tell you this but there's much more to yoga than the pose or the poise, clothes or the location.
i had the honour of meeting this 92 year old gentleman Mr Mohammed (to my left in the pic), at a Chennai mall last year during the launch of the PCOD and Thyroid book. He was there with his friend Raghavendra (to my right), a few years younger than him and they both just decided to come for the event because Crossword had sent them a flyer and anyway they were doing nothing that evening.
So they sat in the front row in the audience, ensured that everyone qued up for their questions and that no one asked more than 1. Clearly they had nothing to do with PCOD, me or the publishers. But they were there and they had a good time and that I think is the hidden benefit of yoga, that you don't take yourself or your life too seriously. That you go to places just like that, that you have friends who accompany you just like that, that you help strangers just like that. That you practice daily just like that, and that you lead a beautiful, glorious, joyful life just like that.
No strings attached.
And just like that i almost forgot to mention that the 92 year old does Sarvangasana for 5 mins everyday for as long as he can remember. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼