Former WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) wrestler Dalip Singh Rana, fondly known by his ring name ‘The Great Khali’, says yoga is meant for old people.
In an interview with a TV channel, he is heard saying, “Jo yoga hain, woh hain old bande ka kaam hain.” (Yoga is meant for old people.)
The wrestler also says that yoga does not win you Olympic medals or make great wrestlers.
“Kapalbhati karke Olympiad mein gold aate, Great khali bane jaate, phir toh logon ne yehi karna tha, bed pe baith kar.” (If practicing yoga won you gold medals and made you The Great Khali, then everyone would just sit on a bed and do that.)
His comments come after Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev termed the WWE fights as fake.
Everyday millions of people practice yog to reduce physical and mental stress as it is ideal for people for all age groups. Some of the physical benefits that yoga offers are increased flexibility, increased muscle strength and tone, improved respiration, energy and vitality, weight reduction and cardio and circulatory health.
In fact, PM Modi is also a regular yoga practitioner as was evident from the variety of asanas he performed at International Yoga Day on June 21, 2015, at Rajpath, New Delhi, and that too with ease.