US website gives India's 'Pranayama' a Western name, Shashi Tharoor decides to educate it

A US website recently shared one of their articles on Twitter describing the benefits of ‘Cardiac Coherence Breathing' which in simpler words is the Indian technique of Pranayama. Here is Tharoor's response:

US website gives India's 'Pranayama' a Western name, Shashi Tharoor decides to educate it
Congress party leader Shashi Tharoor (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 30 Jan 2019 11:43 AM
New Delhi: While, India has been in a generous practice of sharing its age-old treasures of health care system with the world, the West has been in a habit of dubbing it in their version and giving it a new name. From names of Indian cuisines to Indian techniques of healthy living, they have tried to westernize anything they could. However, veteran Congress politician Shashi Tharoor who just could not tolerate the westernisation of ‘Pranayama’ by a website, decided to educate it a little.

A US website recently shared one of their articles on Twitter describing the benefits of ‘Cardiac Coherence Breathing' which in simpler words is the Indian technique of Pranayama.


The tweet said, "Cardiac coherence breathing exercises can stabilize the heartbeat and have a powerful ability to dampen anxiety."

Tharoor retweeted the article adding his lesson. He wrote: “Detailed description of the benefits of the 2500-year-old Indian technique of pranayama, dressed up in 21st c. scientific language as "cardiac coherence breathing"! It's taking the West a few millennia to learn what our ancients taught us millennia ago, but hey, you're welcome..."



Tharoor, who has been a vocal warden of the Indian cultural heritage, has not done such an act for the first time. His sassy answer of how British colonialism destroyed India, when asked a question about Britain’s contribution to India, in an Australian debate a couple of years ago, won the heart of Indian masses.

Tharoor’s latest tweet about Pranayama has been going viral on Twitter. Indian netizens are also trolling the website for stealing the age-old Indian technique.

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