The old adage is "laughter is the best medicine" and India's yoga guru Ramdev baba is certainly a believer of this, though mostly unknowingly and inadvertently.
The yoga guru is always one to promote heatlth and well being. He wants more and more people across the globe to take up yoga.
Yoga guru Ramdev is the cause of a lot of mirth on social media platforms regularly. Pic/AFP
Well, while one can't be sure if Ramdev's hope of more people practising yoga will be fulfilled, it's assured that at least some people will be feeling a little better after the 'laughter session' they enjoyed thanks to some of the rare moments he has provided us while promoting yoga.
On the occasion of International Day of Yoga, the yoga instructor had this piece of advice for the people struggling with the sky-rocketing price of pulses. Ramdev reportedly told his disciples in Faridabad that at a time when the prices of pulses are surging, they should add plenty of water while cooking dal. According to him, dal cooked with a lot of water helps in reducing weight and keeps one healthy.
But why are we talking about Ramdev's controversial statements? That discussion is for another day. let's talk about the times India's 'Yogi No. 1' has brought 'cheer' into our lives.
Here are five instances when the 'baba' has made us ROFL with his antics:
DOING YOGA TO KAILASH KHER'S MUSIC
It 's two days before International Yoga Day, so what does Ramdev decide to do? He grooves to Kailash Kher's music to impart some yoga lessons to over 30,000-odd enthusiasts, at the Rajpath in New Delhi.
BJP luminaries such as Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu were in the audience, but baba 'danced' his yoga moves to Kher's popular tracks, and that too with laser lights flashing across the stage.
Reportedly, people then stopped doing yoga asanas and started taking videos and selfies at the event.
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RAMDEV STRETCHES OUT WITH SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA
What happens when Bollywood's postergirl for fitness, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, and India's yoga guru meet? They indulge in a session of yoga that leaves leads to everyone feeling good -- after a lenghty session of laughter that is.
The svelte actress and the agile yoga guru's joint exercise session in January of this year in Mumbai went viral on social media platforms and the images of Ramdev clad in his tiny saffron dhoti doing asanas with Shilpa Shetty and, especially, caught from weird angles and ackward moments caused a lot of mirth among Twitterati.
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WATCH: Actor Shilpa Shetty at Baba Ramdev's yoga camp in Mumbai. https://t.co/rtUMEj3SQM— ANI (@ANI_news) January 20, 2016
RAMDEV DOING YOGA WHILE DANCING OR IS IT THE OTHER WAY ROUND
Ramdev's routine with Kailash Kher is not his first time of doing yoga to music. Here he is promoting the new style of yoga -- 'DANCE YOGA'.
RAMDEV WRESTLES SUSHIL KUMAR
After proving his prowess in the field of yoga, Baba Ramdev in January last year turned wrestler and took on Olympian Sushil Kumar in a friendly clash at his ashram in Haridwar during the 20th foundation day of his ashram Divya Yog Mandir.
Some of the yoga exponent's asanas can cause a lot of mirth among many people. Here's one of his 'special' poses that will remind some of comedian Kapil Sharma's 'Babaji Ka Thullu'. May be it's his yogi take on that stand-up comedian's trademark statement. Several creative souls have also created memes on these.
Ramdev's physical distortions can casue a lot of amusement.