Mumbai, Feb 6 : Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty learned a few yogic asanas (postures) from Baba Ramdev during the yoga camp here today in which thousands of people participated.
Shilpa, a self-confessed fitness freak said, she had been performing yoga for long but was quite oblivious to the numerous benefits it offered.
"I started performing yoga because I'm suffering from cervical spondylosis which I developed during weight training," she said.
After the yoga session, Shilpa presented Ramdev with one of her fitness DVDs called 'Shilpa's Yoga', which has already created waves in the United Kingdom.
Ramdev has popularised yoga across the world with claims of the ancient knowledge curing illnesses ranging from cancer to AIDS through breathing exercises and traditional medicines.
The Central Government has set up a task force to create a database of yoga techniques in order to stop others from patenting the centuries-old knowledge.
Apart from helping one lose weight, yoga has also been known to benefit one in various aliments like blood pressure, arthritis, regulating blood sugar and even in heart ailments.