In the olden times, yoga as an exercise and meditation was taught by the yoga practitioners and gurus in their ashrams or gurukuls.
With the fast pace of time and rapidly changing scenarios, yoga has take more of a corporeal form and is not limited to the ashrams and is being accepted by the masses and is taught to the masses on a substantial scale by the yog gurus.
Taking up yoga and it’s preaching and exercise to the commoners and the ones eager to learn has become a profession for many.
Bollywood industry has also not been bereft of the gains which one and their body and mind have from the practice of yoga. Prominent and top-notch Bollywood yoga ladies like Mrs. Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Mrs. Bipasha Basu Grover along with other dozen of actresses in the queue have shown immense interest and dedication in learning yoga.
Mrs. Shilpa Shetty Kundra is the first actress in her league to devise videos and launch out CDs for yoga. The actress has been successful in launching yog aasans by the names ‘Quick Fix Yoga’ and ‘Shilpa Yogasan’. DVDs are on sale in the country amongst the people by the name ‘Shilpa Yoga DVD’.
Actress Bipasha Basu has also launched a CD for yoga fitness which goes by the name ‘Bipasha Basu Love Yourself’ in the marketplace. The CD contains visuals for a duration of 30 minutes that depict and teach yogasans. The actress talks and teaches about methods to stay fit by means of yoga and tips on how to lose body weight and fat. The price set for her CD is above 800 INR and the videos in the CD show and talk about various yogasans.
Aditi Gowitrikar has worked in various movies and some of her recent ones go by the name De Dana Dan and Bheja Fry 2. Her yoga CDs are available in the market by the name ‘Yoga with Aditi Gowitrikar’. By way of this, she teaches how to lose body weight and lose weight gained during the pregnancy period. Her CDs have been specially equipped for women.
Isha Sharvani has acted in movies like Luck By Chance and Good Boy and Bad Boy. She is also on the list of actresses who delivers tips on yogasans and how to stay fit through them. Her DVD is in the market by the name ‘Surya Namaskar Ke 12 Aasan’.
Mrs. Lara Dutta Bhupathi has been crowned with the title of Miss Universe 2000. The actress has a DVD by the name ‘Prenatal Yoga With Lara Dutta’ in the market. In the DVD, Mrs. Bhupathi talks and teaches yoga for expectant mothers and how to stay fit in such conditions.
‘Yoga is not a thing to be just followed blindly. To learn yoga and its positions, it is advised to learn it under the guidance of a well-known and experienced trainer or guru.
To be a certified yoga trainer, it is must to study the human anatomy and science. A minimum of 6 years is a must that must be devoted to the learning of yoga to become an experienced yoga trainer.
To learn yoga and its technicalities without the bond of a trainer or guru and a disciple or to learn it from an institution that is not certified in the same space is not advised.’
– Acharya Pratishta, Yoga guru, Mokshayatan International Yog Ashram, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh.