Why Nithyananda couldn’t make Ranjitha levitate

From the late Mahesh Yogi to the lamented Nithyananda, scores of swamijis have claimed that yoga enables them to defy the force of gravity and levitate in thin air. Indeed on guru poornima last month, the latter even made a public show of it, with Ranjitha, the co-star of his now-famous video, in attendance.

In this clip from a BBC documentary, the rationalist Basava Premanand shows how a little steel could have helped Nithyananda and Ranjitha to achieve aerial bliss.

External videos: NDTV, TV9