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Harnessing spiritual wellness for women

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Participants gather in a group for a post-yoga game. GT2/Marie Lamy

The Art of Living Sri Sri Yoga Studio recently organised a yoga session for women in celebration of International Women’s Day.

The NGO Art of Living, which creates programmes that seek to reawaken human values and promote spiritual wellness, opened its doors to the Kingdom six months ago with the purpose of extending its wisdom to the Khmer people. The studio boasts seven instructors from India who are extensively trained in Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, among other practices.

During the session, participants were encouraged to try new poses such as downward-facing dog. GT2/Marie Lamy

“Whatever your age or body build, yoga possesses an incredible power to calm the mind and strengthen the body. It is for everybody,” says Ramya Rajashekar, one of the seven teachers. She has dedicated 20 years of her life practising yoga, with half of it spent teaching students in Bangalore, India.

During the session, participants were encouraged to try new techniques, including basic yoga poses – downward-facing dog, child pose, plank and so on – under the watchful eye and guidance of the friendly instructors.

Ramya Rajashekar conducts guided meditation. GT2/Marie Lamy

Highlighting the purpose of the session, Ms Rajashekar says it is in response to the increasing daily stresses and strains that women are dealing with.

“We wanted to mark International Women’s Day by organising something special for the women – the mothers, sisters, wives and daughters. Our Sri Sri Yoga Studio focuses on providing healing classes and teaching various yoga techniques that aim to improve a person’s overall wel-being. We believe every woman must be strong as they are the backbone of the family. Practising yoga can aid in this,” she explains.

With a wide range of classes that teach children, beginners and advanced students, the organisation aims to spread positivity and wellness across the nation. Sri Sri Yoga Studio is located at Street 398, BKK1 district in the capital. Classes are available every day, apart from Wednesday.

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