Shamshad, who is based out of Pakistan’s Punjab province, has been working on spreading the art of yoga throughout Pakistan for past so many years and runs a programme called Yoga Pakistan under which he provides both free (public) and paid (private) training in yoga.
Shamshad has travelled through India, Tibet and Nepal on his quest for studying the art of yoga. He also met his wife while teaching yoga and helped her overcome asthma before deciding to get married and start teaching together.
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For spreading the message of Yoga in a conservative Muslim country like Pakistan, he has centered his approach around the health benefits of yoga instead of aligning it with any specific religion. Last year a yoga centre run by one of his friends was burned to ground but that has not deterred Shamshad from his path.