Yoga brings inner calm, but packed classes spark rage

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London, Jan 13 (UNI) From Baba Ramdev to leggy beauty Shilpa Shetty, yoga has been promoted by all in the United Kingdom to bring inner calm. But, the yoga classes are so packed here that a little disturbance is enough to spark a rage.

Besides, with their 'modern manners', beginners in the yoga classes are said to be intruding in the learning of this spiritual practice.

Looking at the situation, Jane Craggs, a teacher at the Yoga Shala centre in Manchester, said, ''Classes are absolutely packed at the beginning of the year, so yoga rage is definitely more exaggerated.'' ''The beginners don't realise that yoga is all about self-awareness, so they come into class late, take off their shoes noisily, drop their loose change and step on hands as they try to find a space for their mat which often prompts hard stares and angry muttering,'' the Daily Telegraph quoted the teacher, as saying.

To avert yoga rage, Union Yoga in Edinburgh asks all students to observe complete silence in the studio. Reiterating it, Victoria Bosso, a teacher at the centre, said, ''It is the only way to prevent classes being disrupted and annoying those who may be deep in meditation.'' In recent years, celebrities like Madonna and Julia Roberts have also been interested in yoga and at present, nearly three million people in the UK are estimated to practise it regularly, which is a three fold increase since 1998.

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