Shashi Tharoor schools a website which gave Pranayama a western name

Shashi Tharoor schools a website which gave Pranayama a western name

Be it the ‘naan roti’ or ‘turmeric latte’, the West has a knack for stealing things from our culture, westernising it and giving it a new name. And each time, the internet has fun trolling them unabashedly.

Seems like, politician Shashi Tharoor is the newest person to school the West. A US website recently took to Twitter, to publish one of their articles talking about ‘Cardiac Coherence Breathing’ or in simpler words the age-old technique Pranayama.

The article said, “Cardiac coherence breathing exercises can stabilize the heartbeat and have a powerful ability to dampen anxiety.” Which is basically what we have all been doing our entire life whenever we practice yoga.

After seeing the article, Tharoor tweeted it with the caption, “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…”

And obviously, the tweet has been going viral ever since, with people trolling the website for stealing a 2,500-year-old Indian technique and giving it a western name.

While one Twitter user called cardiac coherence breathing the next turmeric latte, another user said Indians should start copyrighting all their age-old techniques. Internet truly had the best reaction to the thread:

zibi@zibijamal
Replying to @ShashiTharoor

Cardiac coherence breathing is the next turmeric latte 🙄 #pranayama

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8:16 AM – Jan 29, 2019
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Not a bad suggestion, though.

SRS@sabahat_rana
Replying to @ShashiTharoor

Ahoy! Pranayama rechristened to cardiac coherence breathing…Time to copyright ©️all our ancient techniques💁🏻‍♀️

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8:28 AM – Jan 29, 2019
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When will they understand?

Aniket Gune@AniketGune
Replying to @sciam

This is not cardiac coherence breathing. Its Anulom Vilom Pranayama. Just like “that” was not Super Brain Yoga. It was Uthak Baithak. 😂 @sciam #scam

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9:38 AM – Jan 29, 2019
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True that, what a name!

Sai Teja@tejatheanimator

Cardiac Coherence Breathing Exercises…😂😂😂 whattey name… Whattey name!
So next what?

Scientific American

@sciam

Cardiac coherence breathing exercises can stabilize the heartbeat and have a powerful ability to dampen anxiety. http://bit.ly/2HJjcB4

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9:22 PM – Jan 28, 2019
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Nagesh@nageshr_r
Replying to @sciam

Hey #West, wtf is “cardiac coherence breathing”, why can’t you say it “Pranayama”. Hesitated to says so??

9:46 AM – Jan 29, 2019
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Honestly though, nothing beats turmeric latte!

krishna raghavendra@prasaddude88

Day before yesterday it was turmeric milk appropriated as turmeric latte.

Yesterday it was the digestive characteristics of Ghee.

Today it is anuloma and viloma appropriated as cardiac coherence breathing and if we… https://www.facebook.com/529781279/posts/10156866994416280/ 

10:35 AM – Jan 29, 2019
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Subrahmanyam KVJ

@SuB8u

Replying to @aparanjape

I like to do cardiac coherence breathing after my daily dosage of deep fried dumplings soaked in sugar syrup 😉

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9:23 PM – Jan 28, 2019
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We think so too.

Amit Paranjape

@aparanjape

‘Cardiac Coherence Breathing’ 🤔

Isn’t ‘Pranayaam’ a much better name?

Scientific American

@sciam

Cardiac coherence breathing exercises can stabilize the heartbeat and have a powerful ability to dampen anxiety. http://bit.ly/2HJjcB4

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7:42 PM – Jan 28, 2019
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What do you say? Are you ready to do some cardiac coherence breathing to get over this US website’s article?

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