The death of yoga teacher Latha Rangappa is causing a stir on social media, with many asking if it was possible to revive him, after his death on Thursday.
Latha Rangaappa died on Thursday, just hours after he was found unconscious in his home.
In a post on Facebook, yoga teacher and founder of The Yoga Collective, Latha, posted a video showing a few minutes after he died, showing him taking some deep breaths, before a few other people, including two students, start to come around the door.
“So what happens next is we do the usual routine, but now you see a few students come around, the door opens, Lata Rangas are coming in, I open the door and everyone in the house looks at me,” he says in the video, which has since been shared over 1,000 times.
After the video was shared, the post received over 3,000 likes.
A video uploaded by Latha on Friday shows Lata sitting in his bed and a woman sitting in front of him.
His family posted the following statement on his Facebook page, saying that Latha was a passionate, dedicated and passionate teacher.
“The family and I would like to wish Lata and all his loved ones the very best for their very busy lives ahead,” the statement read.
On Friday, a group of people gathered outside the home, holding signs that read ‘Pray for Lata’ and ‘Love for Latha’.
“I love you Lata.
I love you, and I hope you stay in touch with your family and friends,” one sign read.
“Thank you for the amazing work you do every day,” another said.
“We hope for you all to be able to stay healthy, strong, happy and strong.”
Latha’s death has also sparked a debate over whether or not yoga can revive a deceased teacher.
While yoga, which is taught in many different styles, has been used for centuries by hundreds of millions of people around the world, the practice has faced a lot of criticism in the past, including a 2013 study that said yoga was not effective for recovering people who have died.