Source: The Sunday Guardian
Yoga, which is popular worldwide and which now has its own international day courtesy Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is taking roots even in Pakistan. This Islamic country now has dozens of yoga teachers, including women, who are active in all leading Pakistani cities. Some of them claim to impart yoga lessons to bureaucrats, military men, the incumbent Sindh Chief Minister, a former Governor of Punjab, and a growing number of other enthusiasts.
Yogi Haider is the most popular of Pakistani yoga teachers. He has established a centre named Yoga Pakistan and Way of Nature in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad and boasts of having around 10,000 students in Karachi, Rawalpindi and Lahore, apart from Islamabad. Find him on Facebook.
Two other Pakistanis, Yogi Wajahat and Yogi Baqer run their centres in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Hyderabad, Multan and Sukkur.
Wajahat describes his variety of yoga as the Indus Yoga. “Yoga originated in the Indus region. Somehow, these exercise techniques remained dormant but now kapalbhati, pranayam, vipassana are known words here. People are showing an increased keenness to learn these exercises,” said Wajahat. He added that most of his clients show interest in improving memories, stopping hair loss and enhancing weight loss. “Yoga has the power to cure all these ailments,” he said.
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