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Pranayama is for Everyone

Prayanama benefits us in several ways. It regulates our body's processes, reduces stress, protects us from common respiratory issues, improves sleep and digestion and so on. It also makes one feel joyful. Learning Pranayama has two elements:

1. Some guidance from a practitioner who understands every human body is different
2. Regularity, regularity and regularity

The following instructions are to help you start your Pranayama journey.

Some simple instructions to follow for Pranayama in the morning:

*Pre*

Loose dress.
Empty bowel
Take bath if weather in your city is warm
No tea/coffee or any food prior to this (last 4 hours at least).
Two classes of water, at least 10 minutes before starting. Warm water ideally.
Basic Yoga mat

*During*

No aroma of food, perfume or agarbatti nearby
Please open the window - fresh air/ventilated room is an important requirement.
Don't wear watches or trackers etc.
Turn off the fan

*Post*

Move/walk within the house for 10 minutes at least
No tea/coffee…

Tedha Hai Aur kaafi bore ad bhi

I noticed a TV ad of a 'snack' featuring Juhi Chawla. This fairly long ad ends with the punchline 'Tedha hai par mera hai'. True, creative ads need not always come from big agencies. or vice versa as in this case. Someone was kind enough to put the ad on YouTube. Yes, deep pocket clients demand,"Give me something out of the world" and advertising agencies oblige. Yes, this ad is quite out-of-the-world as far as I am concerned. Mindblowing (!) too. And quite jarring too.

I am not buying Kurkure anytime, no I would not. And I would even not take an Airtel connection even if they run the Maddy & Vidya Balan ad five hundred times in three hours.

 

The creativity of the ad has been killed by the big media budget. They need to pull out some money from the incessant carpet bombing of this ad to creating meaningful ads- more ads with less number of rotations on the TV screen.

Comments

Gulmohar said…
Don't you think you are being a tad harsh ? :-) . I kinda liked both ads.

The Maddy one better than the loud Juhi one. I have seen worse and don't even talk about US ads and creativity -- seems mutually exclusive.

Big money should not mean a compromise on creativity, but at times it ends up that way ...

Nice Blog

Gulmohar
www.indimag.com
Rajesh Kumar said…
Gulmohar - maybe I am not the targeted segment for either the Airtel phone or the snack item. And for the records, I love both Maddy and Vidya :)
KVR said…
I so agree with you as far as the Airtel ad goes!

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