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Jamia Nagar women embrace yoga to stay healthy

Participating in the first-of-its-kind yoga class that took place in Centre For Art And Free Expression (CAFE) located at Ghaffar Manzil Colony on Sunday, some women participants were given an introduction to holistic health through yoga.

The class will take place every Sunday at 4PM.

The initiative is a brainchild of Nasreen Zaidi, 64, a resident of Ghaffar Manzil who has been practicing Yoga for the last 10 years.

“I used to have frequent health issues including pain in the joints. A doctor suggested yoga and I took formal training. Ever since, I have felt much fitter. When I shared my experiences with other friends and relatives, they asked me to train them too. And so we decided to start the class at the Centre for Art and Free Expression,” she said.

Showing their excitement, the residents are looking forward to similar experiences. “We have heard so much about the benefits of yoga, but there was no opportunity in the neighbourhood. I have had issues with my shoulder pain and I hope yoga will be beneficial, said Shehla, 45, another participant.

CAFE founder Professor Ghazanfar Zaidi told OT.COM that we need to look beyond politics when it comes to constructive initiatives that can help your physical well being. “We hope more and more women will be able to benefit from these yoga classes,” he said.

Atiya Anis, a yoga practitioner herself, was among the volunteers at the first event helping newcomers learn the ropes. “I am very happy that CAFE has provided the much needed option for yoga class in Jamia Nagar, specially for women. The wonders of yoga as a science in the evolution of body, consciousness and soul have been well proven and substantiated. I hope and wish more and more people will benefit from this initiative by ushering in health and positivity in their life and surrounding,” she said.

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