Swami in a Loincloth Lunges Into Indian Politics: Fights Corruption and “Cures” Gays with Yoga

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Swami Ramdev is India’s version of Richard Simmons. Instead of an afro and bedazzled red short shorts, Baba Ramdev sports a bushy beard and a saffron loincloth on his Sweatin’ to the Oldies (ancient Indian yoga asanas) campaign to “whip India into shape.” Ramdev’s believes that yoga and pranayama can cure an array of diseases, homosexuality (Richard Simmons would never say that about gays!) and now political corruption. The New York Times reported earlier this week that Ramdev is launching a political party “that would field candidates for each of the 543 parliamentary seats in India’s next general election in 2014.”

“What the people need is honest, brave and responsible leadership,” he said in an interview at the sprawling campus of his rapidly expanding yoga, natural foods and medicine empire in northern India. The country’s political system is riddled with corruption and riven by the deep divisions of religion and caste, he said. Tapping into the ancient Indian wisdom that gave birth to yoga, and the holy texts like the Vedas and Upanishads, is the only way to excise those cancers, he contended.

Good luck Baba Ramdev because in YP‘s experience people aren’t as grounded, balanced and just when they step off the mat or close the The Yoga Sutras. Just ask Kula Yoga Project about yogis that stray from the path…

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2 responses to “Swami in a Loincloth Lunges Into Indian Politics: Fights Corruption and “Cures” Gays with Yoga

  1. yeah, i read that nytimes article. some of the things he’s for sound a’ight, but i’m with one of the yogis quoted saying that his ego will eventually bite him in the end.

  2. Pingback: Swami in a Loincloth Lunges Into Indian Politics: Fights … | Live News India

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