Krishnagiri: A yoga expert has urged people to revert back to the old custom of consuming fermented rice (cooked rice soaked in water for a night) which according to him has cancer-curing properties.
“Days are not too far for our mildly fermented rice, branded as the poor man's food, to enter hotel's menu card” Dr Venkata Rayadu Venigala said.
He added, “already Chinese restaurants started selling mildly fermented foods because probiotics has become popular in the modern wellness trend and also found of having cancer curing properties”.
On Sunday evening, Venkata, a yoga campaigner for over three decades of Bengaluru have handed over the certificates to those qualified to the level of becoming yoga teachers. The event was organised by Pathanjali free yoga center here in Hosur.Venkata, while speaking on the occasion said, “people think that only those who have training can do yoga. But we all do it daily without knowing that as yoga. Particularly habits like scrape your tongue, breathing and good food habits”
He continued, “three scientists have been awarded the Nobel prize 2019 for their discovery of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability. It should be termed as rediscovery because our ancient sages have discovered for what the scientist have now been honoured.”
“For example let us take the pranayama asana which helps our body to get sufficient oxygen. The loss of energy we feel in our body was due to incorrect breathing. The body functions are slowed down, both the tissue and cells becomes weak, and could not regenerate themselves due to lack of sufficient energy,” Venkata said. He also felt concern that the present generation come to know the value of our native customs, culture and tradition only after they are validated by the foreigners who came to India and returned to their nation not only with the material wealth, but also carried our other practices including the habit of consuming fermented rice and yoga.